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Thesis Statement

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juliana alvarez

on 14 October 2013

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Transcript of Thesis Statement

Pre- Write: Outline
Definitions/ Introductory Paragraph:
Body+Conclusion & Quiz
Body Paragraph
A. Topic Sentence
B. Evidence/ Proof/ Samples/ Details
C. Conclusion Sentence
Conclusion Paragraph
A. Re-State Thesis
B. Summarize/ reflect/ talk about the future
C. Conclusion sentence (strong)
A thesis statement is the main idea of an essay.
By reading the thesis statement the reader will know what the essay is about.
The thesis statement is always one sentence.
The thesis is a CLAIM that can be argued
The tie-in is the part where you get a sentence or phrase that connect two sentences that are (somewhat) different.
The tie in is at the middle of the introduction paragraph or towards the ending.
Here is an example:
John liked to eat apples. (insert tie-in here) (add conclusion sentence here).
Body Paragraphs-
A paragraph is made up of sentences that work together to develop an idea or accomplish a purpose. whether or not it contains a topic sentence stating the main idea, a good paragraph must have unity and coherence.
A paragraph has unity when all the sentences support and develop one stated or implied idea.
A paragraph is coherent when all its sentences are related to one another and flow logically from one to another. the following techniques will help you achieve coherence in paragraphs:
A. present your ideas in the most logical order
B use pronouns, synonyms, and repeated words to connect ideas
C. Use transitional devices to show the relationships among ideas
1. What is a Tie-In? Where is it located?
2. What is another name for the thesis?
3. What is one type of introduction?
4. What needs to be in a thesis?
5. What is restated in the conclusion?
6. What are some types of transitions?
7. What are the three MAIN things in the introduction paragraph?
8. What can a hook be?
9. What does the body paragraph support?
10. What are the types of conclusions?
What does the thesis have to be?
A. Explanatory B. Broad
C. Arguable D. Fact

Essay Writing
A. Hook
B. Tie-In
C. Thesis Statement
What Needs To Be In A Thesis
A thesis must contain a topic and an opinion
A thesis statement needs to contain 1-3 reasons
A thesis statement shouldn't be too broad
A hook is usually the first sentence in a paragraph
The hook is supposed to grab the reader's attention when they start reading the essay.
It can be a quote, a question, or a statement
It immediately grabs the reader's attention, and holds it
Kinds of Introductions:
Make a surprising statement
Provide a description
Relate an anecdote
Begin with a thesis statement
writing tip- when doing the different types of introductions you may want to try more than one method and figure out which is most effective.
wait a minute... whats a topic sentence? - a topic sentence is a sentence that tells about what the paragraph might be about. It is almost like a thesis
Topic/ Question
- What did Eleanor Roosevelt do that made her such an important first lady in history.
Thesis Statement
Eleanor Roosevelt's active participation in political and social issues changed the role of future first ladies offered a new vision for the role of future first ladies and offered a new vision of roles for women in general.
Thesis Statement Exemplar:
There are different types of transitions-
Time or sequence
Spatial order
Degree of importance
Compare and contrast
Cause and effect
A conclusion should leave readers with a strong final impression.
Kinds Of Conclusions-
A. Restate your thesis
B. Ask a question
C. Make a recommendation
D. End with the last event
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