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Copy of Introducing Thesis Statements

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Thesis Statements What is a thesis statement? Directions: check for your new seat (on the stool), turn in your homework, then, in your journal, choose one of the following topics and write one sentence expressing your opinion about it. Silent read when you are finished. OTB NFL Replacement Refs.
Cats VS. Dogs
Taco Bell
Early dismissal
Fall Shopping
KU VS KState
Facebook
Twitter
Dark Chocolate Vs.
Milk Chocolate
Spring Break A statement, argument or claim that is argued, defended, and supported in an essay. A thesis statement is just ONE sentence! An essay should be built around the thesis!
In fact, all of the body paragraphs will argue or defend your thesis. So, how do you use a thesis statement? Think of it like this... Ok, ok. You've convinced me. I need thesis statements in my life. A thesis statement is...
One sentence
Declarative
Short and concise
Can be defended with evidence
An opinion statement without saying “I think” or “I feel” Let's look back at your OTB. Directions: Choose one of the
following topics and write one
sentence expressing your opinion about it. NFL Replacement Refs.
Cats VS. Dogs
Taco Bell
Early dismissal
Fall
Winter
Football Vs. basketball
6th VS 7th grade
LKMS
Volunteering Shopping
KU VS KState
Facebook
Twitter
Dark Chocolate Vs.
Milk Chocolate
Spring Break
Homework
Adopting a pet A thesis statement is...
One sentence
Declarative
Short and concise
Can be defended with evidence
An opinion statement without saying “I think” or “I feel” But why do I even need
a thesis statement? Help you find main ideas
• Write with a purpose
• Master different modes of writing
• Summarize a topic
• Narrow down a topic
• Develop clear and concise thinking and writing
• Help you Understand the purpose behind different types of essays
• Help you write stories which have a premise Because, a thesis statement can... Ok.
So that's a little more difficult than I thought. Let's practice some more. First, here are some examples. Hey! I'm the body paragraphs of an essay. Thesis everything I do should support the thesis. Think of it like this... The thesis is like a road map. A thesis lets the reader know what is coming up next. As a writer, it gives you direction.
How do I write a thesis statement? Subject
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Claim
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(Three) Points of Support Sodas should remain an option in our lunchrooms because of their fundraising importance and because they allow students to begin exercising responsibility and good decision-making. Students should be allowed to carry cell phones at school because they provide students more security, they can be used in emergencies, and they keep parents involved in their children’s school lives. Cell phones should not be allowed at school because of their potential to distract students, to lead to thefts, and to be used for cheating. A thesis statement is...
One sentence
Declarative
Short and concise
Can be defended with evidence
An opinion statement without saying “I think” or “I feel” Choose one of the topics below and write a thesis statement on your notecard. MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR NAME ON IT. Phones at school
Late start to school day
Gum chewing
Playing sports in 6th grade
More explo classes
Passing period You can also write a thesis like this... Subject
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Claim
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(Three) Points of Support Choosing to go to college was a complex decision that involved researching the school, applying to the school, and enrolling in classes. Choosing a college



a complex decision


research the school, apply to the school, enroll in school. Subject
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Claim
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(Three) Points of Support If you haven't turned in your homework
yet, please, get it out and put it next to you on your desk! Winter
Football Vs. basketball
6th VS 7th grade
volunteering
Homework
Adopting a pet
LKMS OTB
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