Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Copy of How to Write a Thesis Statement

English I PreAP guide to breaking down a prompt and writing a thesis statement.
by

Bonnie Breen

on 28 August 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Copy of How to Write a Thesis Statement

How to Write a Thesis Statement
Developing a Thesis Statement
Today, we will learn…
What is NOT a thesis?
How to write a thesis
How to persuade your reader using a thesis!
What is NOT a thesis?
A question
A topic sentence
An introduction
A fact
A definition
What IS a thesis statement?
An argument
Something you intend to prove
A controversy
Passionate
Answers SO WHAT?
(And what is a thesis)
Writing your thesis
STEP 1:
Underline main points of the prompt
STEP 2:
Create your bullet points
Let's try it!
Underline the main points
in the prompt
Write an essay in which you analyze if the abbreviated language that people use with cell phones and computers are causing them to forget basic grammar skills.
Create your thesis statement.
Abbreviations of words and text talk utilized in emails, texting, and instant messages negatively affect student's sentence structure and punctuation skills.
Let's try another one...
STEP 3:
Answer your bullet points
STEP 4:
Take your answers from
your bullet points and
create a sentence
VOILA!
You now have
your thesis statement!
Write an essay in which you analyze if the abbreviated language that people use with cell phones and computers are causing them to forget basic grammar skills.
forget/not forget:
abbreviated language:
cell phones and computers:
grammar:
forget/not forget: choose ONE
abbreviated language:
cell phones and computers:
grammar:
forget/not forget: FORGET
abbreviated language: abbreviations of words, numbers for words, text talk
cell phones and computers:
grammar:
forget/not forget: FORGET
abbreviated language: abbreviations of words, numbers for words, text talk
cell phones and computers: email, texting, instant messaging
grammar:
forget/not forget: FORGET
abbreviated language: abbreviations of words, numbers for words, text talk
cell phones and computers: email, texting, instant messaging
grammar: loss of sentence structure, punctuation skills
Carefully read your summer reading novel. Then, write an essay in which you analyze the plot structure to establish the author's idea about the quality of human life.
Answer your bullets:

plot structure:

author's idea:

quality of human life:
Now, write your thesis statement!
Strength can be defined as "power by reason of influence, authority, or resources" (Dictionary.com). Based on this definition, write an essay in which you support, refute, or qualify that your main characters in your summer reading novel have strength.
support or refute have strength:
main character #1: ____________ : (list an example)
main character #2: ____________ : (list an example)
Time to Share your Thesis Statements
Full transcript