Reviewer's Questions on the Thesis

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1. Reviewer question: What is the author's thesis? The author's thesis is that Benedict Arnold is unfairly reviled as a traitor without recognition of his heroic efforts and achievements in the Revolutionary War. 2. Reviewer question: Is the thesis clearly stated? If not, how would you help the writer restate it? The thesis is fairly clearly stated, however it would be made more clear without the degree of supporting detail included in the thesis statement itself. Perhaps listing these details and then supplying a separate thesis statement would be better? 3. Reviewer question: Does the essay's body stick to the main topic? If not, where does it digress, and how could the writer revise the paper to make it stay more on the main topic? There is no significant deviation from the main topic of the paper in the body paragraphs, yet they do not directly correspond the supporting details of the thesis statement nor are clear references to the thesis included in the body of the paper. At times, certain details appear to be disconnected form the main topic, at least initially; making sure that every piece of information clearly and directly supports the argument of the thesis would make the body somewhat more cohesive and on-point. 4. Reviewer question: Does the paper contain any ambiguously-worded or confusing sentences? Please list them below and offer a suggested revision for each one you identify. The first sentence is too wordy, confusing, and is ultimately incorrect

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