Creating a great thesis statement

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Creating a great thesis statement

  1. 2. <ul><li>A thesis statement is a proposition stated </li></ul><ul><li>or put forward for consideration, </li></ul><ul><li>especially one to be discussed and </li></ul><ul><li>proved or to be maintained against </li></ul><ul><li>objections. </li></ul><ul><li>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thesis Web. 26 February 2011. </li></ul>What is a thesis statement?
  2. 3. Characteristics of a profound thesis statement . <ul><li>Thought provoking </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates a clear position </li></ul><ul><li>Can be argued for or against </li></ul><ul><li>Is concise and can be researched </li></ul><ul><li>Is strong, powerful, and meaningful. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Purpose of the thesis statement <ul><li>T he thesis statement is the roadmap of the paper. It expresses the writer’s purpose, belief, and position and guides the writer through the creating of the paper. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Placement of the thesis statement Typically, the higher the classroom level, the more flexibility students have when deciding the location of the thesis statement. Two Choices Before the introductory paragraph for developmental students or Embedded in the introductory paragraph for English Composition students IT IS NOT YOUR INTRODUCTION
  5. 6. Suggestions for creating an effective thesis statement.
  6. 7. A strategy for every writer! <ul><li>Each writer is different and will approach writing in a unique and individual way. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no one set method for a writer to implement when creating a thesis statement, or a paper for that matter. </li></ul><ul><li>There are in fact several methods for writers to reference when creating a thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><li>The Youtube videos attached to the links on your left are great videos for those seeking to understand the concept of a thesis statement, or for those seeking methods to utilize when writing thesis statements. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Examples of a thesis statement
  8. 9. After reading the following statements, take a moment to determine whether or not the statements presented are in fact thesis statements .
  9. 10. When deciding which college to attend, should one consider tuition cost?
  10. 11. No, this is not a thesis. This statement is in fact a question, and we’ve learned that it is our job as the writer to answer questions for the reader, not ask them.
  11. 12. When determining which college to attend, it is important to consider the cost of tuition.
  12. 13. Yes, this is a statement that contains a topic, states an opinion, presents a clear position, and is researchable.
  13. 14. Outside Resources <ul><li>Creating the thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue </li></ul><ul><li>Formula for a thesis </li></ul>
  14. 15. Created by… <ul><li>Ms. Camisha Williams </li></ul><ul><li>MFA, M.Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>2011 </li></ul>

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