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Thesis
An Overview
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Do I have a thesis?
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Thesis Statement Requires…
• Complete Sentence
• Controlling Claim
• Appropriate Focus
• ...
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Complete Sentence Required
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Complete Sentence Required
Many students who love
Halloween for lots of
reasons.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Many students who love
Halloween for lots of
reasons.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
There are many students who
love Halloween for lots of
reasons.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Students love Halloween for
three main reasons.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Students love Halloween for
the joy of dressing up,
thrilling sensations, and
sugar high.
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Controlling Claim Required
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Controlling Claim Required
This essay will be about my
country.
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Controlling Claim Required
I’m going to write about my
country.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Despite its many problems,
America is a great place to
live for several reasons.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
My country has three great
feature: natural environment,
personal freedom, and
societal d...
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People want to live in
America for the personal,
religious, and financial
freedoms it off...
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Appropriate Focus Required
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Appropriate Focus Required
There are millions of reasons
to be interested in the
environm...
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Appropriate Focus Required
People litter.
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There are three reasons to
be interested in the
environment.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Taking interest in the
environment enables people
to make a positive difference
in their ...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
People litter for several
reasons.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
People litter because they
don’t plan ahead, don’t think
about others, and don’t
consider...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Valid Interesting Points Required
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
The Internet is dangerous
and is destroying the world.
Valid Interesting Points Required
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The Internet has made
communication easier.
Valid Interesting Points Required
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
The Internet has become a
presence in modern life
affecting relationships and
economics b...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
What else matters for my thesis?
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Thesis Statement Requires…
• Appropriate Location
• Appropriate Length
• Correct Grammar
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Thesis Requires Appropriate Locations
Usually, in short essays, it is
the LAST sentence i...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Thesis Requires Appropriate Length
Usually, in short essays, it is
only ONE sentence long...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
The main idea of the entire
essay should NOT HAVE
GRAMMAR Errors.
For OUR class, check
Th...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Let’s Review!
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Let’s Review!
incorrect correct
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I’m going to explain my
experience and apply it to
the article.
Correct or Incorrect Thes...
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I’m going to explain my
experience and apply it to
the article.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
My experience as a student
resonates with Dweck’s ideas
about mindset.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Everyone is influenced by
growth and fixed mindset.
Correct or Incorrect Thesis?
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Everyone is influenced by
growth and fixed mindset.
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I have been influenced by
growth and fixed mindset in
three ways.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
I have been influenced by
growth mindset in my
academic education and fixed
mindset in my...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Mastery. Everybody wants it.
Correct or Incorrect Thesis?
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Mastery. Everybody wants it.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Understanding mastery is
important for most students
to achieve academic success.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Pursuing mastery has been an
important aspect of my
academic success.
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Review Your Thesis
Does it have…
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
• Complete Sentence?
• Controlling Claim?
• Appropriate Focus?
• Valid, Interesting Point...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
For More Information
Email Mrs. C
ccoleman@clmn.net
Visit Coleman’s Classroom
www.clmn.net
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  1. 1. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thesis An Overview
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Do I have a thesis?
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thesis Statement Requires… • Complete Sentence • Controlling Claim • Appropriate Focus • Valid, Interesting Points
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Complete Sentence Required
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Complete Sentence Required Many students who love Halloween for lots of reasons.
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Many students who love Halloween for lots of reasons.
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net There are many students who love Halloween for lots of reasons.
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Students love Halloween for three main reasons.
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Students love Halloween for the joy of dressing up, thrilling sensations, and sugar high.
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Controlling Claim Required
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Controlling Claim Required This essay will be about my country.
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Controlling Claim Required I’m going to write about my country.
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Despite its many problems, America is a great place to live for several reasons.
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My country has three great feature: natural environment, personal freedom, and societal diversity.
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net People want to live in America for the personal, religious, and financial freedoms it offers.
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Appropriate Focus Required
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Appropriate Focus Required There are millions of reasons to be interested in the environment.
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Appropriate Focus Required People litter.
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net There are three reasons to be interested in the environment.
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Taking interest in the environment enables people to make a positive difference in their current lives and in others’ future.
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net People litter for several reasons.
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net People litter because they don’t plan ahead, don’t think about others, and don’t consider the ultimate consequences.
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Valid Interesting Points Required
  24. 24. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Internet is dangerous and is destroying the world. Valid Interesting Points Required
  25. 25. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Internet has made communication easier. Valid Interesting Points Required
  26. 26. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Internet has become a presence in modern life affecting relationships and economics both positively and negatively.
  27. 27. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net What else matters for my thesis?
  28. 28. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thesis Statement Requires… • Appropriate Location • Appropriate Length • Correct Grammar
  29. 29. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thesis Requires Appropriate Locations Usually, in short essays, it is the LAST sentence in Introduction. For OUR class, this is where thesis goes!
  30. 30. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thesis Requires Appropriate Length Usually, in short essays, it is only ONE sentence long. For OUR class, this is thesis length!
  31. 31. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The main idea of the entire essay should NOT HAVE GRAMMAR Errors. For OUR class, check Thesis grammar carefully! Thesis Requires Correct Grammar
  32. 32. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Let’s Review!
  33. 33. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Let’s Review! incorrect correct
  34. 34. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I’m going to explain my experience and apply it to the article. Correct or Incorrect Thesis?
  35. 35. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I’m going to explain my experience and apply it to the article.
  36. 36. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net My experience as a student resonates with Dweck’s ideas about mindset.
  37. 37. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Everyone is influenced by growth and fixed mindset. Correct or Incorrect Thesis?
  38. 38. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Everyone is influenced by growth and fixed mindset.
  39. 39. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I have been influenced by growth and fixed mindset in three ways.
  40. 40. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I have been influenced by growth mindset in my academic education and fixed mindset in my athletic ability.
  41. 41. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Mastery. Everybody wants it. Correct or Incorrect Thesis?
  42. 42. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Mastery. Everybody wants it.
  43. 43. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Understanding mastery is important for most students to achieve academic success.
  44. 44. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Pursuing mastery has been an important aspect of my academic success.
  45. 45. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Review Your Thesis Does it have…
  46. 46. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net • Complete Sentence? • Controlling Claim? • Appropriate Focus? • Valid, Interesting Points? • Appropriate Location? • Appropriate Length? • Correct Grammar?
  47. 47. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
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A brief review of 7 key aspects of thesis for short essays (3-5 pages) for basic writing class. Also includes practice. Created by Coleman's Classroom for Advanced ESL writing course.

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