Say, for instance, a text runs: "Military strength is the surest guarantee of political influence".
We could reverse engineer this assertion back to the question it seeks to answer: "What is the surest guarantee of political influence?
In effect, you have identified what you trust is a false premise (that the beans are magic) and this has led you to a logical conclusion (the purchase would be unwise).
All critical thinking broadly follows this pattern: of accepting or rejecting premisses and inferring logical conclusions as a result.
Your statement of the thesis should represent your position on the topic.
A good thesis can be supported by evidence from the text.
" In so doing, we unveil its underlying premise, that there is such a thing as a "sure" guarantee of political influence.
The question rests upon the validity of this supposed surety; otherwise the question would be nonsensical.
While researching different books, articles, news any encyclopedias, use critical thinking. Your opening paragraph should introduce a theme that will be discussed in your essay. Give a brief overview of the work, including the main characters and the conflict.
Establish the argument of the topic you will be referring to.