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    • Writing Process Thesis Statement Formulating a Thesis Maner (2002) Purdue Owl
    • Step 1 determine the specific topic to write
      • What do you want to write about? (topic)
      • Perspective
      • Discipline
      • Aspects
    • 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.
    • Step 3 determine audience & purpose
      • Entertain?
      • Inform?
      • Persuade
      • Argue?
      • Combinations???
    •  
    • 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 .
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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?
    • Is it possible to have no thesis statement?
    • 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.
    • Criteria for a Good Thesis Maner (2002)
      • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 .
    • 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
    • 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
    • Writing Activity2
      • Define the following:
      • Purpose
      • Audience
      • Prepare a tentative outline
      • Flesh out the outline- write 3 paragraphs developing the preliminary subtopics
    • 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.
    •  
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    •  
    • 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 .
    • A thesis for an Informative Paper
      • Nuclear energy is an alternative source of power to fuel the industry .
    • A Thesis for an Analytical Argumentative Paper
      • Nuclear energy should replace electricity to fuel the industry in the Philippines .