THESIS STATEMENT-one sentence that provides the controlling idea
THESIS STATEMENT- umbrella that covers all the main points of your research paper
Characteristics of a Strong Thesis Statement1. takes a stand2. justifies discussion3. expresses one main idea4. specific
SPECIFIC TOPIC + SPECIFIC CLAIM ------------------------THESIS STATEMENT
Specific Topic: The use of graphic videos in TV news programs+ Specific Claim: can have a negative effect
Thesis= The use of graphic videos in TV news programs can have a negative effect on young viewersThesis= TV news programs that show graphic videos affect young viewers in a negative way
Fact:The population of the Philippines is 80 million.Thesis:The alarming rate of increase of population of the Philippines poses a threat to the food supply of the country.
A. Sixty-five percent of Filipino teenagers are into online gaming.B. Poor parental guidance may lead to online game addiction among teenagers.
Choose the thesis statement.A. Over four thousand call centers have been established since year 2001.B. Call Center industry contributes to the dramatic improvement in the Philippine Economy.
A. The worsening conditions of the ozone layer causes the extreme conditions of the weather in the Philippines.B. At least ten provinces from the Visayan region were greatly affected by drought this year.
Let us try to make a thesis statementfrom these factual statements. The tourism industry of the Philippines has improved. Many students are taking up BS Information Technology. Social Networking sites connects people, friends, and, families.
SeatworkChoose three from the following factual statements. Make a thesis statement based on the factual statement.1. Social Networking sites helps people be connected to one another.2. College students are dropping out of school.3. Two million college graduates all over the Philippines are unemployed.4. The average teenagers spend at least an hour in social networking sites.5. The noontime show “Eat Bulaga” has been a part of the Filipino culture.
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