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Writing Exegesis Papers

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Your Thesis

The goal of writing an exegesis paper is simply to understand the meaning of a text. The introduction of your paper should grab the reader's attention and clearly state what you think your passage means. Everything that follows in your paper should serve to support your thesis statement.

Here are some general tips on writing a good thesis statement:

  • Your thesis statement should be concise
  • Your thesis statement should come at the end of your introduction
  • Your thesis statement should make a claim/argument
  • You may need to revise your thesis statement as you do more research