CLAIM. A claim is a challenge of the ownership of a thing which a man has
not in possession, and is wrongfully withheld by another. Plowd. 359; Wee i
; 12 S. & R. 179.
2. In Pennsylvania, the entry on of the demand of a mechanic or materialman for work done or material furnished in the erection of a building, in those counties to which the lien laws extend, is called a claim.
3. A continual c1aim is a claim made in a particular way, to preserve the' rights of a feoffee. See Continual claim.
4. Claim of conusance is defined to be an intervention by a third person, demanding jurisdiction of a cause against a plaintiff, who has chosen to commence his action out of the claimant's court. 2 Wils. 409; 1 Cit. Pb. 403; Vin. Ab. Conusance; Com. Dig. Courts, P; Bac. Ab. Courts, D 3; 3 Bl. Com. 298.
You might be wondering what makes a good thesis statement. First it must be very precise. Words are carefully chosen (this is called diction ) to convey the essay's main point clearly. Because the thesis is the most important sentence in the entire essay, you want to spend some time on it, honing it, carving it out so that its diction is sharp, piercing. The one above is a generalized thesis because it does not map out the 4 forms of retarded technology (remember the class lecture about mapped versus generalized thesis statements). You can use either a mapped thesis or a generalized thesis in your exemplification essay.
In the second
of the outline, the assertions MUST list the topics
of the body paragraphs (claims) for each section,
and the claims must have a clear tie back to the assertions.
When you write a claim, you are indicating that you have enough information on that specific topic, so you will be able to write a quality paragraph of 10-12 sentences ( 2/3 of a double spaced typed page) that uses a minimum of two different sources ( using 3 different sources to support each claim is preferred when possible. )