How To Write A Three Part Thesis Statement by Mrs. Scruggs

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A simple review of how to write a three-part parallel thesis statement.

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How To Write A Three Part Thesis Statement by Mrs. Scruggs

  1. 1. A good thesis statement should •Be arguable •Have three parts •Be parallel in structure
  2. 2. So how do you do that?
  3. 3. Make it arguable • Don’t pick a topic or question that can be answered with a simple yes or no. You want something open-ended that you have to prove with your research!!
  4. 4. Use this graphic for three points • Sample: I want to argue that social network sites are good for kids and society. • Now I need to think of three points Social networks… (this is your broad idea or issue) Connect people (key point #1) Educate people (key point #2) Entertain people (key point #3)
  5. 5. How to make it parallel • Notice that each part of the prong starts with a verb in the same form. This is parallel structure Social networks… (this is your broad idea or issue) Connect people (key point #1) Educate people (key point #2) Entertain people (key point #3)
  6. 6. How to make it parallel • Notice that each part of the prong starts with a verb in the same form. This is parallel structure Social networks… (this is your broad idea or issue) Connect people (key point #1) Educate people (key point #2) Entertain people (key point #3)

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