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    Essay Writing: Thesis statement Essay Writing: Thesis statement Presentation Transcript

    • Easy Steps to a Great Thesis statement Glenn Rai
    • A thesis statement can be: The answer to a question that you have posed  The solution for a problem you have identified  A statement that takes a position on a debatable topic 
    • General Tips about Thesis Statements        A statement that contains the essay’s topic and point(s) Gives the reader a sense of what the essay will be about Usually comes at the end of the introduction Most thesis statements are only one sentence Must be a complete sentence Everything in the essay must support the thesis. Introduction paragraph should follow this format:    Attention getter (commonly known as a “hook”) Introduce the topic State the thesis
    • Ways of Constructing Thesis Statements: The Umbrella    Contains essay’s topic, point, and alludes to reasons why the reader should believe you. Do not directly state the supporting reasons, but instead allude to them. Example: “Although thought to be humane and necessary, animal testing [topic] for medical and cosmetic purposes does not live up to it’s promises [point and reasons].”
    • Creating a Thesis Statement 1. Determine essay’s topic (what you’re talking about) Example: Pixar’s film Up 2. Determine what kind of paper you are writing and what kind of thesis statement you need to use: analytical, persuasive, or expository. Example: Persuasive=It’s not really a “kid” movie. 3. Determine the way you will construct your thesis: list or umbrella? 4. Put it all together!
    • Creating a Thesis Statement Example: Pixar’s film, Up , should not be considered a “kid” movie because its character conflicts and main theme of loss are too complex for children to understand.
    • Now write the thesis statement for: What are the effects of smoking on our health? *Mistakes are good for us. Please do not be afraid to make them.*
    • Thesis Statement MUST have: 1) 2) 3) Topic Controlling Idea Predictor
    • Creating a Thesis Statement Topic - Smoking Controlling Idea – main negative effects on people’s health/our health Predictor – cancer and high blood pressure.
    • Sample Thesis Statement Smoking has two main negative effects on people’s health; it causes cancer and high blood pressure.
    • Write the thesis statement for: What the disadvantages of living in a big city?
    • Sample Thesis Statement Living in a large city has two main disadvantages; big cities have excess of pollution and traffic congestion.
    • OR High level of pollution and traffic congestion are the two main disadvantages of living in a large city.
    • Write the thesis statement Q: How can someone be a successful businessman?
    • Sample 1 Thesis: In order to be a successful businessman one has to be ____________and ___________.
    • Write the thesis statement Q: What are the negative effects of advertising on children?
    • Sample 2 Thesis: Advertising has two major negative effects on children: ____________and ___________.
    • Write the thesis statement Q: Why do women lack equal opportunity in work life?
    • Sample 3 Thesis: Women usually do not have equal opportunity in work life because ____________and ___________.
    • Write the thesis statement What are the advantages of telecommuting (working from home)?
    • Write the thesis statement What are the disadvantages of using cell phones?
    • Write the thesis statement Why is working night shifts harmful for people?
    • Write the thesis statement How does advertising influence people?
    • INT05 is the best!  Thank you for your patience. eflglenn@gmail.com