1. GED Practice 2. Review: Writing a Thesis from a GED Writing Prompt 3. Finish Your Outline Thesis Topic Sentences for Support Paragraphs Example (Support A) Explain the Example (Support B and C) Restate Thesis 4. Putting it All Together
Arriving at the podium, the president called the meeting to order. Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If the original is the best way, choose option (1). (1) Arriving at the podium, the president called (2) Arriving the president at the podium called (3) The president arriving at the podium called (4) Arriving, the president, at the podium called (5) The president called, arriving at the podium.
It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay. Agree: It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city because__________________. Disagree: It is not better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city because____________.
Use the outline TO PLAN YOUR ESSAY. Start by writing down your thesis statement. Use your thesis statement to write your topic sentence(s) for your body (support) paragraph(s). Restate your thesis (say the same thing using different words) to begin your conclusion. Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION
Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION
The purpose of your anchor sentence is to help you relate the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement. It should answer this question: How does your example support your thesis statement?
Begin with a hook that introduces your topic. (1-2) Sentences Write your thesis. (from your outline) Your introduction should be around 5 sentences long.
Begin with a topic sentence (from your outline). This should reflect your first reason (from your thesis) for feeling the way you do about your topic. Support your Topic Sentence with Supporting Sentences. Your support sentences should give an example to support your topic sentence. Follow your example with an explanation of how it supports your TS or Thesis. Sentence starters: “This shows that…” “This illustrates…” “This means that…”
The last sentence of your body paragraph(s) is called the “ANCHOR” sentence. This sentence ties the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement. Think of it as the “concluding sentence” for your body paragraph. Answer this question: HOW DOES THIS EXAMPLE PROVE YOUR THESIS TO BE TRUE?
Your last sentence should Refer to your hook be ONE of the following: Give a warning and state Restate your thesis the consequences for using different words failing to act Give advice and a possible solution to the problem Summarize your Tell the reader what he or main points she should think, do, or feel Tell what lessons or truths should now be understood