could you explain line of reasoning in relation to the thesis again (a quick example?)
A line of reasoning is simply how the author develops the argument. So for your thesis, you’ll be good if your make sure to clearly state the author’s purpose and the 2-3 writing choices you’ll be analyzing. Here’s an example of a strong thesis.
In order to convince Americans of the importance of moving forward while mourning the tragic loss of these seven astronauts, Reagan both celebrates the lives of those lost and recognizes the importance of keeping the space program’s goals intact.