PORTFOLIO #9: Thesis statement

HOW TO WRITE A THESIS STATEMENT:

THESIS STATEMENT: The single, specific claim that your essay supports. It includes a topic, a precise opinion and reasoning.

PARTS OF A THESIS STATEMENT:


  1. THE SUBJECT: The topic of your essay.
  2. THE PRECISE OPINION: Your opinion on the subject/ topic of your essay.
  3. THE BLUEPRINT OF REASONS: How you plan to argue and prove your opinion. Typically three strong pieces of evidence.

The thesis statement tells your reader:

  • Where you are going in your essay.
  • How you plan on getting there.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR THESIS STATEMENTS:

  1. YOUR TOPIC: What your paper will deal with.
  2. YOUR CLAIM:What you think about the topic.
  3. REASONS THAT SUPPORT YOUR CLAIM: Three points that will persuade your readers to believe your claim.
TURNING YOUR NOTES INTO A THESIS STATEMENT:

Thesis with point listed:
  • Points at the end of the thesis statement.
  • Points at the beginning of the thesis statement.
  • Points listed in the sentence after the thesis statement.
WRITING A KILLER THESIS STATEMENT:
  1. Answer your question.
  2. Refine your answer making sure you've answered all parts of the question.
  3. Refine your answer into a more focus thesis statement by including a reference to the examples you plan to use.
  4. Refine your thesis so that it answers the question not just in a focused way, but also in a creative, thoughtful, even profound way.

Sources:
  • How to Write an A+ Thesis Statement (n.d) From Nawal Nader-French Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HePQWodWiQ
  • Thesis Statements--How to Construct and Compose (A Review). (n.d) From Chris Heafner website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfUkhdh8Z08
  • Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay.(n.d) From 60second Recap® Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R0ivCaLtnY

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