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Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
Beautiful Thesis Statement
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  • 1. Summarizing and Synthesizing<br />
  • 2. Summarizing and synethesizing<br />http://www.speakaboos.com/story/the_three_bears<br />http://www.speakaboos.com/story/little_red_riding_hood<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />2<br />
  • 3. A Beautiful Thesis Statement<br />Step One:   Summarize each story in four sentences or less. Try to get an accurate “big picture” of the story.<br />Step Two: What are the connections between the two?  <br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />3<br />
  • 4. A Beautiful Thesis Statement<br />
  • 5. A Beautiful Thesis Statement<br />A single declarative sentence that states what you want you readers to know, believe or understand after having read your essay.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />5<br />
  • 6. A Beautiful Thesis Statement<br />A thesis statement should not<br />Be an open ended question<br />Mention more than you write about<br />Be so broad that you cannot prove it<br />Present multiple ideas<br />Contain conflicting ideas<br />Use personal pronouns<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />6<br />
  • 7. Why is this not beautiful?<br />too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question<br />The World’s Fair in New Orleans was a disaster because of the way the press criticized the way it was run, but it was exciting for little children and had many good food booths.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />7<br />
  • 8. Why is this not beautiful?<br />too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question<br />TV commercials are obnoxious to the person who is intent on watching a good show; on the other hand, they provide entertainment in the antics of the performers and they provide a good opportunity to take a snack break.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />8<br />
  • 9. Why is this not beautiful?<br />too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question<br />Since politicians are constantly bombarding each other, how do they except anyone to know who is right and who is wrong?<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />9<br />
  • 10. Why is this not beautiful?<br />too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question<br />Rap music is a popular form of art because it is creative and original and because it follows the traditions of other spontaneously developed music like jazz.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />10<br />
  • 11. Why is this not beautiful?<br />too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question<br />Unless people are conscious of pollution, the world will be destroyed by the year 2050.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />11<br />
  • 12. Choose the better thesis statement<br />The American steel industry has many problems.<br />The primary problem of the American steel industry is the lack of funds to renovate outdated plants and equipment.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />12<br />
  • 13. Choose the better thesis statement<br />Hemingway’s stories helped create a new prose style by employing extensive dialogue, shorter sentences, and strong Anglo-Saxon words.<br />Hemingway’s war stories are very good.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />13<br />
  • 14. Choose the better thesis statement<br />The thesis of this paper is the difficulty of solving our environmental problems.<br />Solving our environmental problems is more difficult than many environmentalists believe.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />14<br />
  • 15. Choose the better thesis statement<br />People are poisoning the environment with chemicals merely to keep their lawns clean.<br />People use many lawn chemicals.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />15<br />
  • 16. Choose the better thesis statement<br />Stephen Hawking’s physical disability has not prevented him from becoming a world renowned physicist.<br />Stephen Hawking’s physical disability has not prevented him from becoming a world renowned physicist, and his book is the subject of a movie.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />16<br />
  • 17. Choose the better thesis statement<br />Social Security and Old Age.<br />Continuing changes in the Social Security System make it almost impossible to plan intelligently for retirement.<br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />17<br />
  • 18. Goldilocks & Red Riding Hood<br />Step Three: Create a thesis that unifies the two sources. <br />2/4/2010<br />Template copyright www.brainybetty.com 2005<br />18<br />
  • 19. Vedantam’sHidden Brain<br />Find the thesis statement<br />Find an example of an “apt phrase” that is in quotations<br />Find an example of a paraphrase<br />Find an example of a summary<br />Find an example of a direct quote<br />Find two examples of phrases that tell the reader that an idea or word are Shankear’s<br />Find an example of plagiarism<br />

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