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    • Summarizing and Synthesizing
    • Summarizing and synethesizing
      http://www.speakaboos.com/story/the_three_bears
      http://www.speakaboos.com/story/little_red_riding_hood
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    • A Beautiful Thesis Statement
      Step One:   Summarize each story in four sentences or less. Try to get an accurate “big picture” of the story.
      Step Two: What are the connections between the two?  
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    • A Beautiful Thesis Statement
    • A Beautiful Thesis Statement
      A single declarative sentence that states what you want you readers to know, believe or understand after having read your essay.
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    • A Beautiful Thesis Statement
      A thesis statement should not
      Be an open ended question
      Mention more than you write about
      Be so broad that you cannot prove it
      Present multiple ideas
      Contain conflicting ideas
      Use personal pronouns
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    • Why is this not beautiful?
      too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question
      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.
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    • Why is this not beautiful?
      too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question
      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.
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    • Why is this not beautiful?
      too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question
      Since politicians are constantly bombarding each other, how do they except anyone to know who is right and who is wrong?
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    • Why is this not beautiful?
      too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question
      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.
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    • Why is this not beautiful?
      too broad / conflicting ideas / open-ended question
      Unless people are conscious of pollution, the world will be destroyed by the year 2050.
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    • Choose the better thesis statement
      The American steel industry has many problems.
      The primary problem of the American steel industry is the lack of funds to renovate outdated plants and equipment.
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    • Choose the better thesis statement
      Hemingway’s stories helped create a new prose style by employing extensive dialogue, shorter sentences, and strong Anglo-Saxon words.
      Hemingway’s war stories are very good.
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    • Choose the better thesis statement
      The thesis of this paper is the difficulty of solving our environmental problems.
      Solving our environmental problems is more difficult than many environmentalists believe.
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    • Choose the better thesis statement
      People are poisoning the environment with chemicals merely to keep their lawns clean.
      People use many lawn chemicals.
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    • Choose the better thesis statement
      Stephen Hawking’s physical disability has not prevented him from becoming a world renowned physicist.
      Stephen Hawking’s physical disability has not prevented him from becoming a world renowned physicist, and his book is the subject of a movie.
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    • Choose the better thesis statement
      Social Security and Old Age.
      Continuing changes in the Social Security System make it almost impossible to plan intelligently for retirement.
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    • Goldilocks & Red Riding Hood
      Step Three: Create a thesis that unifies the two sources.
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    • Vedantam’sHidden Brain
      Find the thesis statement
      Find an example of an “apt phrase” that is in quotations
      Find an example of a paraphrase
      Find an example of a summary
      Find an example of a direct quote
      Find two examples of phrases that tell the reader that an idea or word are Shankear’s
      Find an example of plagiarism