Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
1  thesis 2011
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

1 thesis 2011

2,190

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,190
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
40
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

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

×