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Thesis Development

Steps to develop a thesis statement.
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Charles Loe

on 27 September 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Three Easy Steps to Compose
A Stellar Thesis Statement Thesis Development
&
Introduction The first step to thesis development is to restate the prompt. Restate The second step to thesis development is to answer
the prompt Answer In the final step, you, the writer, must explain your answer. Explain Four Sentences Can
Equal a Structured Intro The hook- Make a vague statement
about your subject to entice the reader. Hook/Transition Thesis- Tells the reader the
central focus of the essay Thesis and
Paragraph Transition Be sure to use as many words from the prompt as possible. Practice- Restate the following prompts: 1. What survival skills does Rainsford use to win at Zaroff's game? 2. What steps would a student take to check out a book from the library? 3. In the book, "The Hunger Games,"
why does every decision create a
food analogy? Be sure to answer,
pick a side,
defend,
or measure/evaluate
the subject of the prompt. Example Prompt:
Explain whether a world leader should expect love
or respect from their citizens.

Example Restate:
Even though _______ is important, ________ is the most important expectation of a world leader from their citizens... Example Prompt:
Explain whether a world leader should expect love
or respect from their citizens.

Example Restate:
Even though love is important, respect is the
most important expectation of a world leader
from their citizens... Practice- Use your previous restates and include an answer. 1. What survival skills does Rainsford use to win at Zaroff's game? 2. What steps would a student take to check out a book from the library? 3. In the book, "The Hunger Games," why does every decision create a food analogy? Whatever your explanation is,
those are the topics of each paragraph. Example Prompt:
Explain whether a world leader should expect love
or respect from their citizens.

Example Restate:
Even though love is important, respect is the most important expectation of a world leader from their citizens because citizens must respect a leaders decision making skills and their compassion for the people. 1. What survival skills does Rainsford use to win at Zaroff's game? 2. What steps would a student take to check out a book from the library? 3. In the book, "The Hunger Games," why does every decision create a food analogy? Practice- Use your previous restates and answers and include example answers. And How to Develop an
Engaging Intro The Hook Transition Thesis Paragraph
Transition Transition- Move the reader from the
vague statement to your own thesis. When choosing who to follow, a citizen must make an important decision. The character of the leader must be an important factor. Even though love is important, respect is the most important expectation of a world leader from their citizens because citizens must respect a leaders decision making skills and their compassion for the people. Paragraph Transition- Takes the reader from the introductory paragraph to the first body paragraph. If the leader can make difficult decisions in a way that demonstrates intelligence, they will command respect. Your Turn Pre-AP English I:
What roles do morals play in a survival situation and how do those roles differ from everday experience? English I:
Write an essay that explains useful information to incoming freshman about the high school library.
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