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  • 1. The 3-Part Thesis Statement HOW TO WRITE AN A-GRADE THESIS STATEMENT
  • 2. What is a Statement? • • • • A statement is a sentence. A sentence is a complete idea. There is a subject and a predicate. The meaning is completely clear to the reader.
  • 3. Before You Begin: IMPORTANT TERMS STATIVE VERB 1 ACTIVE VERB 2 MODAL VERB PASSIVE VERB 3 INDEFINITE SUBJECT Expresses state or condition is, are, asleep) was, were, will be (is sick, will be Expresses event or activity know, run, feel, go, write, sleep, say, claim (feels sick; slept, will say) Polite start of a challenge or opposition can, could may, might seem, appear to an idea; can protect the writer it is said that Increases focusthe claim was investigated by on the receiver of the the report on the action’s action, less focus will be signed by doer Avoids it is said that theisdoer orthat identifying it claimed source of it has been said that researchers claim that the action, event, status,that researchers say condition
  • 4. Writing Techniques for A-grade Thesis Statements USE MODAL VERBS TO EXPRESS IDEAS IN A TENTATIVE MANNER
  • 5. How to Write a Tentative Statement (1) FAIL: Verb (Present Tense) • The man is alive. • The ant is sensitive. • The dog is singing. PASS: Modal Verb • The man may be alive. • The ant appears to be sensitive. • The dog might be singing.
  • 6. How to Write a Tentative Statement (2) FAIL: Verb (Present Tense) PASS: Modal Verb • The box is not • The box seems not heavy. to be heavy. • The cat is not my • The cat could not imagination. be my imagination. • This pen is not • This pen cannot also a knife. also be a knife.
  • 7. How to Write a Tentative Statement (3) FAIL: Verb (Past Tense) • The man was alive. • The ant was sensitive. • The cat had been a man. PASS: Modal Verb • The man may have been alive. • The ant appears to have been sensitive. • The cat could have been a man.
  • 8. How to Write a Tentative Statement (4) FAIL: Verb (Past Tense) • The box was not heavy. • The dog was not singing. • This pen was also a knife. PASS: Modal Verb • The box seems not to have been heavy. • The dog might not have been singing. • This pen could also have been a knife.
  • 9. How to Write a Tentative Statement (5) FAIL: Verb (Future Tense) PASS: Modal Verb • The man will be alive. • The ant will become sensitive. • The cat will be a man. • The man may seem to be alive. • The ant will appear to be sensitive. • The cat could be a man.
  • 10. How to Write a Tentative Statement (6) FAIL: Verb (Future Tense) PASS: Modal Verb • The box will not be heavy. • The dog will not be singing. • This pen will also be a knife. • The box will not seem to be heavy. • The dog might not be singing. • This pen can also be a knife.
  • 11. Write a Tentative Statement 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. FAIL: Verb Present: The man is alive. Present: The dog is singing. Present: The cat is a man. Present: This pen is also a knife. Past: The ant was sensitive. Future: The box will not heavy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. PASS: Modal Verb The man may __ alive. The dog might __ singing. The cat appears __ a man. This pen seems __ also a knife. The ant seemed __ sensitive. The box will not seem __ heavy.
  • 12. Write a Tentative Statement 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. FAIL: Verb Present: The man is alive. Present: The dog is singing. Present: The cat is a man. Present: This pen is also a knife. Past: The ant was sensitive. Future: The box will not be heavy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. PASS: Modal Verb The man may be alive. The dog might be singing. The cat appears to be a man. This pen seems to be also a knife. The ant seemed to be sensitive. The box will seem to be not heavy.
  • 13. Writing Techniques for A-grade Thesis Statements USE AN INDEFINITE SUBJECT TO INCREASE FOCUS ON THE TOPIC AND LESSEN FOCUS ON THE DOER OF THE ACTION
  • 14. How to Write a Tentative Statement (7) FAIL: Verb • The man is alive. • The ant will become sensitive. PASS: Indefinite Subject • It is said that the man is alive. • It is (thought, agreed, beli eved) that the ant will become sensitive.
  • 15. How to Write a Tentative Statement (8) FAIL: Verb PASS: Indefinite Subject • The box was • It was (observed, not heavy. proven) that the box was not heavy. • The dog will be singing. • It seems that the dog will be singing. • This pen can also be a • It was claimed that this spoon. pen can also be a spoon.
  • 16. Write a Tentative Statement FAIL: Verb 1. Present: The man is alive. 2. Present: The dog is singing. 3. Present: The cat is a man. PASS: Indef Subj + Modal Verb 1. say the man may __ alive. 2. think the dog might __ singing. 3. agree the cat appears __ a man.
  • 17. Write a Tentative Statement FAIL: Verb 4. Present: This pen is also a knife. 5. Past: The ant was sensitive. 6. Future: The box will not heavy. PASS: Indef Subj + Modal Verb 4. believe this pen seems __ also __ a knife. 5. prove the ant seemed __ sensitive. 6. claim the box will not seem __ heavy.
  • 18. Write a Tentative Statement FAIL: Verb 1. Present: The man is alive. 2. Present: The dog is singing. 3. Present: The cat is a man. PASS: Indef Subj + Modal Verb 1. It is said that the man may be alive. 2. It is thought that the dog might be singing. 3. It is agreed that the cat appears to be a man.
  • 19. Write a Tentative Statement FAIL: Verb PASS: Indef Subj + Modal Verb 4. Present: This 4. It is believed that this pen pen is also a seems to also be a knife. knife. 5. It was proven that the ant 5. Past: The ant seemed to be sensitive. was sensitive. 6. It may be claimed that 6. Future: The the box will not seem to box will not be heavy. may, might, could heavy.
  • 20. Writing Techniques for A-grade Thesis Statements USE AN INDEFINITE SUBJECT PLUS A MODAL VERB
  • 21. How to Write a Formal Tentative Statement (1) FAIL: Verb • The man will be alive. • The dog will be singing. PASS: Indef Subject + Modal • It is said that the man may be alive. • It has been claimed that the dog might be singing.
  • 22. How to Write a Formal Tentative Statement (2) FAIL: Verb • The ant will • become sensitive. • The box will not • be heavy. • This pen cannot • function as a spoon. PASS: Indef Subject + Modal It might be argued that the ant appears to be sensitive. It has been found that the box seems not to be heavy. It was said that this pen could not possibly function as a spoon.
  • 23. Writing Techniques for A-grade Thesis Statements THE STRONG THESIS STATEMENT
  • 24. What is a Thesis (1) FAIL • A thesis is an idea that needs no discussion. PASS • A thesis is an idea that can be discussed.
  • 25. What is a Thesis (2) FAIL PASS • There is no need to prove or disprove it. • There is a need to either prove or disprove it.
  • 26. What is a Thesis (3) FAIL PASS • The reader • The reader already knows (does not know that the idea if, is unsure is clearly true that) the idea or clearly is clearly true false. or clearly false.
  • 27. The Good Thesis Statement (1) PASS FAIL • The meaning • The meaning is clear to the is unclear to reader. the reader.
  • 28. The Good Thesis Statement (2) PASS FAIL • The thesis is • The thesis is tentatively clearly either either true or true or false. false.
  • 29. The Good Thesis Statement (3) PASS FAIL • The need to • The need to prove the prove the thesis is clear. thesis is unclear.
  • 30. The Good Thesis Statement (4) PASS FAIL • The need to • The prove the importance thesis of proving appears to be the thesis is clearly not clear. important.
  • 31. Example: Mary is a woman. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The idea is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the idea is a clear need The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The idea is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the idea is unclear. The importance of proving the idea is not clear.
  • 32. Example: Mary is not a woman. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 33. Mary may not be a woman. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 34. It seems that Mary may not be a woman. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 35. It seems that Mary may not be a woman; she may not be qualified to join the Olympic Games. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 36. What is a strong thesis statement? • The meaning is clear to the reader. • The thesis is tentatively either true or false. • The need to prove the thesis is clear to the reader. • The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important.
  • 37. 10-ITEM REVIEW QUIZ THESIS STATEMENT PASS OR FAIL?
  • 38. The USA, the Philippines, and Russia showed the world the real meaning of modern people power. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 39. The USA, the Philippines, and Russia seems to have demonstrated modern people power to the world. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 40. It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, and Russia demonstrated modern people power. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 41. The trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 42. The trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree appear to be useful to humans. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 43. It is said that the trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 44. The trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans, so this coconut plantation project should be approved. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 45. It is proven that the trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans, so this coconut project should be approved. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 46. The trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree can be useful to humans, so this coconut plantation project should be approved. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 47. Electricity or cooking gas may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen. • • • • PASS The meaning is clear to the reader. The thesis is tentatively either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is clear. The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important. • • • • FAIL The meaning is unclear to the reader. The thesis is clearly either true or false. The need to prove the thesis is unclear. The importance of proving the thesis is not clear.
  • 48. 10-ITEM REVIEW ANSWERS THESIS STATEMENT PASS OR FAIL?
  • 49. Writing Techniques for a C-grade Thesis Statement THE 3-PART THESIS STATEMENT (3X1 METHOD)
  • 50. The 3X1 Technique: Positive The trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans.
  • 51. Sample: 3x1 Cluster Outline (Positive) coconut tree 1 trunk 1 2 leaves 3 fruits useful to humans
  • 52. The 3X1 Technique (Negative) Electric lights, rice cookers, or gas stoves may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen.
  • 53. Sample: 3x1 Cluster Outline (negative) in kitchens 1 electric lights 1 2 rice cookers 3 gas stoves not the most important
  • 54. The 3X1 Technique (Mixed) It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, but not Russia showed the world the real meaning of modern people power.
  • 55. 3x1 Cluster Outline (Mixed) 1 the USA 1 The 2 Philippines 3 not Russia showed people power
  • 56. The 3X1 Technique • Positive statement: The trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans. • Negative statement: Electric lights, rice cookers, or gas stoves may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen. • Mixed statement: It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, but not Russia showed the world the real meaning of modern people power.
  • 57. Writing Techniques for a B-grade Thesis Statement THE 3-PART THESIS STATEMENT (1X3 METHOD)
  • 58. The 1X3 Technique: Positive The most important parts of a flower are the petals, the pistils, and the stamens.
  • 59. 1x3 Cluster Outline (Positive) 1 important parts are 1 petals 2 pistils 3 stamens
  • 60. The 1X3 Technique: Mixed Democracy can be beneficial and dangerous, but more effective than communism.
  • 61. The 1x3 Cluster Outline (Mixed) 1 democracy can be but 1 beneficial 2 dangerous 3 effective
  • 62. The 1X3 Technique It is said that my country’s government is corrupt, the people are poor, and the quality of life is low.
  • 63. The 1x3 Cluster Outline (Positive) 1 my country It is said that 1government is corrupt 2 people are poor 3 quality of life is low
  • 64. Writing Techniques for a B-grade Thesis Statement CHANGING THE B-GRADE (1X3 METHOD)
  • 65. Improve the 1X3 Technique Although a 1x3 statement can usually be a B-grade thesis statement, in this statement, for example ... The most important parts of a flower are the petals, the pistils, and the stamens. ... the grade can be changed, as follows.
  • 66. Technique Three-part Thesis Statement (1x3) YOU ARE HERE The most important parts of a flower are the D-grade petals, the pistils, and the stamens. Flowers have important parts such as petals, D-grade pistils, and stamens. The most important parts of a flower can be the C-grade petals, the pistils, and the stamens. It said that the most important parts of a flower B-grade stamens. are the petals, the pistils, and the It is said that the most important parts of a flower can be the petals, the pistils, and the A-grade stamens. The most important parts of a flower are said to be the petals, the A*-grade the stamens. pistils, and STATIVE 1 ACTIVE 2 TENTATIVE YOU AIM HERE FORMAL + 3 STATEMENT 4 5 FORMAL + TENTATIVE FORMAL & TENTATIVE D C B A A*
  • 67. Technique Three-part Thesis Statement (1x3) YOU ARE HERE The most important parts of a flower are the D-grade petals, the pistils, and the stamens. Flowers have important parts such as petals, D-grade pistils, and stamens. The most important parts of a flower can be the C-grade petals, the pistils, and the stamens. It said that the most important parts of a flower B-grade stamens. are the petals, the pistils, and the It is said that the most important parts of a flower can be the petals, the pistils, and the A-grade stamens. The most important parts of a flower are said to be the petals, the A*-grade the stamens. pistils, and STATIVE 1 ACTIVE 2 TENTATIVE YOU AIM HERE FORMAL + 3 STATEMENT 4 5 FORMAL + TENTATIVE FORMAL & TENTATIVE D C B A A*
  • 68. Improve the 1X3 Technique Democracy can be beneficial or dangerous but not ineffective.
  • 69. Technique STATIVE 1 ACTIVE YOU ARE HERE 2 TENTATIVE Three-part Thesis Statement (1x3) Democracy is beneficial or dangerous but not D-grade ineffective. Democracy includes benefits and dangers but D-grade not ineffectiveness. D Democracy can be beneficial or dangerous but C-grade not ineffective. C 3 FORMAL + STATEMENT It has been claimed that democracy is B-grade ineffective. beneficial or dangerous but not B 4 FORMAL + TENTATIVE It has been claimed that democracy can be A-grade ineffective. beneficial or dangerous but not A Democracy is claimed to be beneficial or A*-grade dangerous but not ineffective. A* YOU AIM HERE FORMAL & 5 TENTATIVE
  • 70. Improve the 1X3 Technique It is said that in my country the government is corrupt, the quality of life is poor, and the people are sad.
  • 71. Technique STATIVE 1 ACTIVE 2 TENTATIVE YOU ARE HERE FORMAL + 3 STATEMENT 4 FORMAL + TENTATIVE YOU AIM HERE FORMAL & 5 TENTATIVE Three-part Thesis Statement (1x3) In my country the government is corrupt, the quality D-grade of life is poor, and the people are sad. In my country the government tolerates corruption, D-grade lowers the quality of life, and saddens the people. D In my country the government seems to be corrupt, the quality of life can be poor, and the people appear C-grade to be sad. C It said that in my country the government is corrupt, B-grade the quality of life is poor, and the people are sad. B It said that in my country the government seems to be corrupt, the quality of life can be poor, and the A-grade people appear to be sad. A My country’s government is said to be corrupt, the A*-grade quality of life poor, and the people sad. A*
  • 72. Writing Techniques for an A-grade Thesis Statement THE 3-PART THESIS STATEMENT (3X3 METHOD)
  • 73. The 3X3 Technique (Positive) It has been said that the trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans, animals, and to other plants.
  • 74. The 3x3 Cluster Outline (Positive) The Coconut Tree 1 Trunks are useful 2 Leaves are useful 3 Fruits are useful 1 to humans 1 to humans 1 to humans 2 to animals 2 to animals 2 to animals 3 to other plants 3 to other plants 3 to other plants
  • 75. 3x3 Cluster Outline (Positive) The Coconut Tree to humans 1 to animals 2 3 to other plants 1 trunks are useful 1 trunks are useful 1 trunks are useful 2 leaves are useful 2 leaves are useful 2 leaves are useful 3 fruits are useful 3 fruits are useful 3 fruits are useful
  • 76. The 3X3 Technique: Negative Electric lights, rice cookers, or gas stoves may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen, a restaurant, or an apartment.
  • 77. 3x3 Cluster Outline (Negative) not the most important utilities in a kitchen 1 2 in a restaurant 3 in an apartment 1 electric lights 1 electric lights 1 electric lights 2 rice cookers 2 rice cookers 2 rice cookers 3 gas stoves 3 gas stoves 3 gas stoves
  • 78. 3x3 Cluster Outline (Negative) not the most important utilities electric lights 1 rice cookers 2 3 gas stoves 1 in a kitchen 1 in a kitchen 1 in a kitchen 2 in a restaurant 2 in a restaurant 2 in a restaurant 3 in an apartment 3 in an apartment 3 in an apartment
  • 79. The 3X3 Technique: Mixed It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, and the USSR showed the world the real meaning of people power and democracy, but not efficient governance.
  • 80. 3x3 Cluster Outline (Mixed) the world 1Saw people power 2 saw democracy but not efficient 3 government 1 in the USA 1 in the USA 1 in the USA 2 in the Philippines 2 in the Philippines 2 in the Philippines 3 in the USSR 3 in the USSR 3 in the USSR
  • 81. 3x3 Cluster Outline (Mixed) showed the world the USA 1 the Philippines 2 3 the USSR 1 people power 1 people power 1 people power 2 democracy 2 democracy 2 democracy 3 not efficient government 3 not efficient government 3 not efficient government
  • 82. The 3X3 Technique • Positive: It has been said that the trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans, animals, and to other plants. • Negative: Electric lights, rice cookers, or gas stoves may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen, a restaurant, or an apartment. • Mixed: It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, and Russia showed the world the real meaning of people power and democracy, but not efficient governance.
  • 83. Writing Techniques for an A*-grade Thesis Statement THESIS STATEMENT + OPPOSITION (3X3 + 1 METHOD)
  • 84. 3X3 + 1 : Add an Opposing Idea (1) Positive should add negative: Although coconuts can be dangerous, the trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans, animals, and to other plants.
  • 85. 3X3 + 1 : Add an Opposing Idea (2) Negative should add positive: Despite popular perception to the contrary, electric lights, rice cookers, or gas stoves may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen, a restaurant, or an apartment.
  • 86. 3X3 + 1 : Add an Opposing Idea (3) Mixed: It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, and Russia showed the world the real meaning of people power and democracy, but not efficient governance. (opposing idea is already present) NOTE: If you use 3x3 mixed, there’s no need to add opposing ideas to get an A*
  • 87. 3x3 + 1 Cluster Outline (Mixed) the world 1 saw people power 2 saw democracy but not efficient 3 government 1 in the USA 1 in the USA 1 in the USA 2 in the Philippines 2 in the Philippines 2 in the Philippines 3 in the USSR 3 in the USSR 3 in the USSR
  • 88. 3x3 + 1 Cluster Outline (Mixed) the world in the USA 1 2 in the Philippines 3 in the USSR 1 saw people power 1 saw people power 1 saw people power 2 saw democracy 2 saw democracy 2 saw democracy 3 not efficient government 3 not efficient government 3 not efficient government
  • 89. 3x3 + 1 : Add an opposing idea • Positive: Although coconuts can be dangerous, the trunk, leaves, and fruits of the coconut tree are useful to humans, animals, and to other plants. • Negative: Despite popular perception to the contrary, electric lights, rice cookers, or gas stoves may not be the most important utilities in a kitchen, a restaurant, or an apartment. • Mixed: It can be said that the USA, the Philippines, and Russia showed the world the real meaning of people power and democracy, but not efficient governance. (opposing idea is already present)
  • 90. What is a strong thesis statement? • The meaning is clear to the reader. • The thesis is tentatively either true or false. • Tentative statements are used (modals, etc) • The need to prove the thesis is clear to the reader. • The need to prove the thesis appears to be clearly important.
  • 91. REVIEW What is an A-grade thesis statement? • Use the formula 3x3 positive. • Use the formula 3x3 negative. What is an A*-grade thesis statement? • Use the formula 3x3 mixed or • Use the formula 3x3 + 1
  • 92. WHAT’S NEXT? CREATING THE A* PAPER OR PROPOSAL
  • 93. The A* Paper: How Sure Is It? An A*-grade thesis statement must mean an A*-grade research proposal or paper. • Many times, this does not happen. • Often, the result can be an A or B paper. • Or even a C or D. • If it’s plagiarized, it’s an F grade.
  • 94. Seven (7) Tips for an A*paper 1. A very strong thesis statement 2. Correct APA structure of the proposal (or report, paper or research document) 3. 4. 5. 6. Correct APA-style references Well-done Research Notes Integrated quotes with APA-style citations. Integrated paraphrases with APA-style citations. (See It’s OK to Copy) 7. Combine various ideas into a new idea. Three steps how to do this in the next slide
  • 95. Combine various ideas into a new idea Step 1: State how or why the new idea may succeed. Use a theory to defend or support this.
  • 96. Combine various ideas into a new idea Step 2: State how or why the new idea may fail. Use a theory to defend or support this.
  • 97. Combine various ideas into a new idea Step 3: State how or how you might balance, counter, or neutralize the possible failure. Use a theory to defend or support this.
  • 98. END OF PRESENTATION By Jaime Alfredo Cabrera Albukhary International University, Malaysia THANK YOU Send comments or suggestions to mr.jaime.aiu@gmail.com