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  • 1. Writing Process Thesis Statement Formulating a Thesis Maner (2002) Purdue Owl
  • 2. Step 1 determine the specific topic to write
    • What do you want to write about? (topic)
    • Perspective
    • Discipline
    • Aspects
  • 3. Step 2 Determine what kind of paper you are writing
    • An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience.
    • An expositor y (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience.
    • An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.
  • 4. Step 3 determine audience & purpose
    • Entertain?
    • Inform?
    • Persuade
    • Argue?
    • Combinations???
  • 5.  
  • 6. Examples of Thesis Statement
    • Disaster can happen without warning; thus it is better to be prepared.
    • Fostering friendship need not be expensive; relationship is based on the quality of interaction not on the cost of the activity.
    • Marriage could withstand differences if couple would take each other as worth loving
    • In spite of the efforts, terrorism would continue in the Philippines unless the government addresses the separatists’ economic and political demands in Mindanao .
    • Racism drove the Chinese to establish their own community in the Philippines.
    • Solving our environmental problems is more difficult than many environmentalists believe .
  • 7. simple steps: the essay writing process:
    • Preliminary Drafts
    • Decide on your topic.
    • Write your thesis statement.
    • Prepare an outline or diagram
    • Rough Drafts
    • Develop outline into paragraphs.
    • Write the conclusion.
    • Write the introduction.
    • Final Draft
    • Revise & Edit
    • Add the finishing touches.
    • Revising
    • Editing
  • 8. The thesis statement
    • is that sentence or two in your text that contains the focus of your essay and tells your reader what the essay is going to be about.
    • the central idea of an essay
  • 9. A thesis statement is a sentence that explicitly identifies the main idea , argument , and subpart s of the paper .
    • Example:
    • In spite of the military efforts, terrorism would continue in the Philippines unless the government addresses the separatists’ economic and political demands in Mindanao.
    • Create a preliminary outline from your thesis.
  • 10. PRELIMINARY OUTLINE: In spite of the military efforts, terrorism in Mindanao would continue unless the both economic and political demands of the separatists are addressed. Government efforts Separatists’ demands Philippine terrorism: Definition History of Philippine terrorism Economic demands Political demands Others related issues: Abu Sayaf MILF, MNLF. NPA Kidnappings Military Operations
  • 11. Evaluating an analytical thesis statement
    • In spite of the efforts, terrorism would continue in the Philippines unless the government addresses the separatists’ economic and political demands in Mindanao.
    • Is the nature of the topic defined?
    • (political, economic, technical, social ?)
    • Are specific sub-problems clearly defined?
  • 12. Is it possible to have no thesis statement?
  • 13. Is it possible to have no thesis statement?
    • the lack of a thesis statement may well be a symptom of an essay beset by a lack of focus.
  • 14. Criteria for a Good Thesis Maner (2002)
  • 15.
    • Your thesis statement should be specific —it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence.
    • Your thesis may be revised as you write. Revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper.
  • 16. Criteria
    • Narrow: The thesis should define an issue.
    • Specific: The thesis should use precise language.
    • Unified : The thesis should be expressed in a single but complete statement.
    • Original : The thesis should be personal at least to some degree.
  • 17. Thesis into Outline
    • In spite the military’s efforts, terrorism will continue in the Philippines unless the government addresses the economic and political demands of our Muslim brothers .
  • 18. In spite of the military efforts, terrorism in Mindanao would continue unless the both economic and political demands of the separatists are addressed.
    • Government efforts
    • Separatists’ demands
    • Philippine terrorism: Definition
    • History of Philippine terrorism
    • Economic demands
    • Political demands
    • Others related issues:
    • Abu Sayaf
    • MILF, MNLF. NPA
    • Kidnappings
    • Military Operations
  • 19. Writing Activity1
    • Engage in mind mapping of a given broad topic
    • Decide on the specific topic and perspective that you want to write
    • Kind of paper or thesis
    • Write a tentative or preliminary theses statement
    • subject for revision
  • 20. Writing Activity2
    • Define the following:
    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Prepare a tentative outline
    • Flesh out the outline- write 3 paragraphs developing the preliminary subtopics
  • 21. Step 2 Determine what kind of paper you are writing
    • An expositor y (explanatory/persuasive) paper explains or persuades something to the audience.
    • An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.
    • An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience.
  • 22.  
  • 23. Example of an analytical thesis statement
    • An analysis of the college admission process reveals one challenge facing counselors: accepting students with high test scores or students with strong extracurricular backgrounds.
  • 24. Example of an argumentative thesis statement:
    • High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness.
  • 25. Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement
    • The life of the typical college student is characterized by time spent studying, attending class, and socializing with peers.
  • 26. Below is a list of topics which can be developed into a thesis statement. Identify the kind of thesis may be developed in the given topic.
    • 1. describing drug rehabilitation camps, how they work
    • 2. claiming that discipline in rehabilitation camps is ineffective
    • 3. a brief history of a beauty contest
    • 4. a beauty contest is a degrading exploitation of women
    • 5. the different kinds of fast food chains in Manila
    • 7. Filipino multi- media artists are globally competitive
    • 8. claiming that Philippine animation will not be globally competitive
  • 27.  
  • 28. What is the difference?
    • Nuclear energy is an alternative source of power t hat may be used t o fuel the industry in the Philippines
    • Nuclear energy should replace electricity to fuel the industry in the Philippines .
  • 29. A thesis for an Informative Paper
    • Nuclear energy is an alternative source of power to fuel the industry .
  • 30. A Thesis for an Analytical Argumentative Paper
    • Nuclear energy should replace electricity to fuel the industry in the Philippines .