Economy Research Taking Notes & Creating a Thesis
Topic Three economic systems Command Market Traditional
Notes Read 2-3 articles on topic Using Cornell notes students will extract the most important information Show LibGuide
Paraphrasing & Summary Put the information in your own words Summarize the information with your partner Do you remember how to paraphrase? Let’s practice once.
Practice “Afghanistan has a relatively small (estimated at 18–20 million) rural population, most of whom live in small villages. The traditional economy is in accord with this population pattern and is based on a mix of farming (wheat, barley, corn, and fruits are the main crops) and herding (mainly sheep and goats and also cattle, camels, donkeys, and horses)” (Levinson).
Thesis Statements What is a thesis? A general sentence with a subject and an opinion (commentary) Example Australiais the best country of all for a vacation. Thesis = Umbrella Supporting information has to fit under the umbrella
Develop Your Thesis What is the subject? Reviewing your notes with your partner Develop a general opinion that provides an umbrella for your research. Example: A command economy creates a stable economic structure for a country to be competitive in the world market.
Turn in Your Notes Create a new box labeled Thesis. Type your thesis sentence into the new box. Save your Google Doc and share it with the library: firstname.lastname@example.org