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    • THESISSTATEMENTS Dolly Ramos Gallego
    • A THESIS MUST(a) take a position(b) be supportable with research readilyavailable(c) be expressed in one sentence
    • LIMIT YOUR THESIS BY ONE ORMORE OF THE FOLLOWINGMETHODS (a) time (b) space (c) causes (d) effects (e) comparison (f) examples (g) problem/analysis/solution
    • A GOOD THESIS IS NOT GENERAL. General Thesis Specific Thesis Statement Statement Crime must be stopped  The courts need to hand out stiffer sentences. Dickens writes good novels  Dickens uses the setting of his novels to emphasize the themes.
    • UNDERSTANDING THESIS STATEMENTS Subject Rain forests Topic The importance of rain forests Thesis statement Rain forests provide the human race with many resources. OR Rain forests are complex living systems that contribute to the balance of life on this planet. Research question What is the importance of rain forests?
    • SAMPLE Write a belief statement about your topic. (I believe that the SAT tests should be eliminated.) Next add a fact to the belief statement. (I believe that the SAT tests should be eliminated because they cannot predict success in college.) Last, take yourself out by eliminating “I believe” and you are left with a thesis statement. (SAT tests should be eliminated because they cannot predict success in college.)
    • EXAMPLESA GOOD THESIS IS NOT TOO BROAD. BETTER Thesis StatementPOOR Thesis Statement  Hemingway’s war storiesHemingway’s war helped create a new prose stories are very good. style. The world is in a  Trade barriers contribute to terrible mess the international tension People are too foolish  Human Selfishness is seen at its worst during rush our
    • A THESIS STATEMENT IS NOT A TITLE.WILL ALWAYS BE A COMPLEX SENTENCETitles Not Titles The Decline of Baseball  In recent years, baseball has experienced a decline in popularity. Home and Schools.  Parents need to participate more in the education of their children
    • A THESIS STATEMENT IS NOT ANANNOUNCEMENT.IT EXPRESS AN ATTITUDE. TAKES A STANDAnnouncement Not an Announcement I want to share some  The space program is thoughts with you a waste of money about the space program  solving America’s The thesis of this environmental paper is difficulty of problems is more Solving America’s difficult than many environmental environmentalists program believe.
    • EXAMPLES A THESIS STATEMENT IS NOT A STATEMENT OF ABSOLUTE FACT. (MAKES A JUDGMENT OR INTERPRETATION) Jane Austen is the  (This statement cannot author of Pride and be argued, not a good Prejudice. thesis) The capital of California  (This cannot be argued, is Sacramento. not a good thesis) President Lincoln was  (This cannot be argued, shot at Ford’s Theater not a good thesis)
    • K ON R O JEC T W O T ’S R E RPL U YO
    • METHODOLOGYcontext Reader is contextualized from wider to more specific perspectives. Therefore, relevant information about description of the site: location, type of school, grades, No. of teachers, No. of students, economical status, resources are presented.
    • METHODOLOGYSetting Setting clearly describes the conditions and related information to the study such as: No. of English teachers, grades that take English courses, No. of hours per week students are exposed to the language, Curriculum or standards followed, and teachers’ academic background.