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Thesis Statement Mini Lesson

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Audrey DiRienzo

on 12 December 2012

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Transcript of Thesis Statement Mini Lesson

Whoooo knows how to make one? Identify your topic Before you write a thesis statement, you must know what it is you are going to write about in your essay.

Let's pretend my topic is....

Overeating Next, you want to decide which format you will use:
A. 3 causes & 1 effect
B. 3 effects & 1 cause If I pick...3 effects and 1 cause

Cause = Overeating
Effect 1 = Overweight
Effect 2 = Diabetes
Effect 3 = Depression Incorporate your cause and your effects in the thesis to allow your reader to know what to expect: Overeating causes weight gain, diabetes, and depression.
Other family members, depression, and stress cause overeating. Thesis Statements Now I know what your essay is about!
Yay for no guesswork! If I pick 3 causes and 1 effect

Effect = Overeating
Cause 1 = other family members do it, too
Cause 2 = depression
Cause 3 = stress Remember: A thesis is always a work in progress! Make sure to revisit your thesis when you are finished with your essay to make sure it still makes sense. Now...try to write your own
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