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The Thesis Statement
What is a thesis statement?  2-3 sentences in your introduction that concisely state your  answer to the question and map ...
Elements of a Thesis Statement Identifies your point of view Is specific and sticks to the topic Demonstrates how you will...
The Thesis Will NOTwaffle.introduce examples, quotes or techniques.include any rhetorical questions.re-tell the plot or li...
Q: The journey itself is moreimportant than the destination.To what extent is this statement reflected in The Secret River?
Step One:Decide your position on the topic. Remember that you can edit your thesisstatement late if you find that your evi...
Obstacles allow people to                                   For the persona in “Thelearn a lot during their               ...
Experiences                      Obstacles                    ConsequencesObstacles allow people to                       ...
Experiences during a         Obstacles                      Consequencesjourney shape the outcomeand a person’s identity.J...
Experiences during a         Overcoming obstacles           Consequencesjourney shape the outcome    during a journey allo...
Experiences during a         Overcoming obstacles           There is no real destination.journey shape the outcome    duri...
Thesis StatementAlthough the destination is significant, the journey itselfis far more formative as a person’s identity is...
IntroductionThe importance of the journey over the destination isdemonstrated throughout Kate Grenville’s novel TheSecret ...
Thesis Statement BunglesThe Secret River is really good book. It is about WilliamThornhill, a man who is transported to Au...
All journeys are caused by the influence of others.To what extent is this statement reflected in The SecretRiver and The L...
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  1. 1. The Thesis Statement
  2. 2. What is a thesis statement? 2-3 sentences in your introduction that concisely state your answer to the question and map how you are going to prove your point of view.ExampleQ: Explain which novel is the best choice for adolescentreaders.Thesis: A effective novel for adolescent readers is engaging,original and age-appropriate. Suzanne Collins’ The HungerGames, with its unpredictable plotline, relatable charactersand age-appropriate language, is the best choice foradolescent readers
  3. 3. Elements of a Thesis Statement Identifies your point of view Is specific and sticks to the topic Demonstrates how you will support your point of view by indicating your main arguments.
  4. 4. The Thesis Will NOTwaffle.introduce examples, quotes or techniques.include any rhetorical questions.re-tell the plot or life story of the composer.plagarise anything!
  5. 5. Q: The journey itself is moreimportant than the destination.To what extent is this statement reflected in The Secret River?
  6. 6. Step One:Decide your position on the topic. Remember that you can edit your thesisstatement late if you find that your evidence doesn’t quite support it.Step Two: List and sort the ideas you want to use to support your argument.Step Three: Ask yourself - can I support my point of view? Look at your evidence.Is there enough to support your point of view? If not, you can edit your thesis.Step Four: Use the ideas to write 2-3 sentences that indicate:a) the topicb) your point of view on the topicc) how you will support your point of view.
  7. 7. Obstacles allow people to For the persona in “Thelearn a lot during their Pilgrimage,” the physicaljourneys about their own journey of the war andidentity. Thornhill learns returning to Vietnam ishis place in the world over, but the inner Thornhill became a betterwhile the persona in the journey of healing isn’t man by overcomingarticle learns to reflect on over. obstacles such as poverty,his experiences. the class system and how to deal with the Indigenous people. Journeys can have positive When Thornhill’s Dad and negative experiences. died, he started a new The destination might not journey as the patriarch of show this. his family. William’s journey For the persona in “The was shaped by Pilgrimage,” experiences experiences he had during the journey shaped along the way. the outcome
  8. 8. Experiences Obstacles ConsequencesObstacles allow people to Thornhill became a betterlearn a lot during their man by overcomingjourneys about their own For the persona in “The obstacles such as poverty,identity. Thornhill learns Pilgrimage,” the physical the class system and howhis place in the world journey of the war and to deal with thewhile the persona in the returning to Vietnam is Indigenous people.article learns to reflect on over, but the innerhis experiences. journey of healing isn’t over.When Thornhill’s Daddied, he started a new Journeys can have positivejourney as the patriarch of and negative experiences.his family. The destination might not William’s journey show this. For the persona in “The was shaped by Pilgrimage,” experiences experiences he had during the journey haped along the way. the outcome
  9. 9. Experiences during a Obstacles Consequencesjourney shape the outcomeand a person’s identity.Journeys can have positive Thornhill became a better When Thornhill’s Dadand negative experiences. man by overcoming died, he started a newThe destination might not obstacles such as poverty, journey as the patriarch ofshow this. the class system and how his family. to deal with theWilliam’s journey Indigenous people.was shaped by For the persona in “Theexperiences he had Pilgrimage,” the physicalalong the way. journey of the war and Obstacles allow people to returning to Vietnam is learn a lot during their over, but the innerFor the persona in “The journeys about their own journey of healing isn’tPilgrimage,” experiences identity. Thornhill learns over.during the journey haped his place in the worldthe outcome while the persona in the article learns to reflect on his experiences.
  10. 10. Experiences during a Overcoming obstacles Consequencesjourney shape the outcome during a journey allowand a person’s identity. people to grow and change.Journeys can have positive Thornhill became a better When Thornhill’s Dadand negative experiences. man by overcoming died, he started a newThe destination might not obstacles such as poverty, journey as the patriarch ofshow this. the class system and how his family. to deal with theWilliam’s journey Indigenous people.was shaped by For the persona in “Theexperiences he had Pilgrimage,” the physicalalong the way. journey of the war and Obstacles allow people to returning to Vietnam is learn a lot during their over, but the innerFor the persona in “The journeys about their own journey of healing isn’tPilgrimage,” experiences identity. Thornhill learns over.during the journey haped his place in the worldthe outcome while the persona in the article learns to reflect on his experiences.
  11. 11. Experiences during a Overcoming obstacles There is no real destination.journey shape the outcome during a journey allow Journeys can beand a person’s identity. people to grow and concurrent, or the end of change. one marks the beginning of another.Journeys can have positive Thornhill became a better When Thornhill’s Dadand negative experiences. man by overcoming died, he started a newThe destination might not obstacles such as poverty, journey as the patriarch ofshow this. the class system and how his family. to deal with theWilliam’s journey Indigenous people.was shaped by For the persona in “Theexperiences he had Pilgrimage,” the physicalalong the way. journey of the war and Obstacles allow people to returning to Vietnam is learn a lot during their over, but the innerFor the persona in “The journeys about their own journey of healing isn’tPilgrimage,” experiences identity. Thornhill learns over.during the journey haped his place in the worldthe outcome while the persona in the article learns to reflect on his experiences.
  12. 12. Thesis StatementAlthough the destination is significant, the journey itselfis far more formative as a person’s identity is shaped bythe experiences and obstacles they encounter duringtheir journey. These experiences and obstacles areessential to a journey whereas the destination is notbecause journeys often occur concurrently and thedestination may not exist.
  13. 13. IntroductionThe importance of the journey over the destination isdemonstrated throughout Kate Grenville’s novel TheSecret River and Mark Dapin’s article “The Pilgrimage.”Although the destination is significant, the journey itselfis far more formative as a person’s identity is shaped bythe experiences and obstacles they encounter duringtheir journey. These experiences and obstacles areessential to a journey whereas the destination is notbecause journeys often occur concurrently and thedestination may not exist.
  14. 14. Thesis Statement BunglesThe Secret River is really good book. It is about WilliamThornhill, a man who is transported to Australia in 1806with his family. He does it tough for awhile but thenmake loads of money on the Hawkesbury and builds amassive house.
  15. 15. All journeys are caused by the influence of others.To what extent is this statement reflected in The SecretRiver and The Little Refugee?

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