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Sophomore Persuasive Essay. What is a thesis statement? A thesis statement is a concise opinion statement that tells your reader what your essay will.

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1 Sophomore Persuasive Essay

2 What is a thesis statement? A thesis statement is a concise opinion statement that tells your reader what your essay will be about. It is a guide for your essay. It can be argued. It is in the first paragraph, and it is most likely the last sentence in the first paragraph.

3 Working Thesis You should start with a “working” thesis. It is expected that you might have to revise your thesis in the process of writing your essay. The evidence you gather may lead you to a conclusion you didn't think you'd reach.

4 What does TWB formula stand for? Thesis with Blueprint A thesis with a blueprint is an easy way to organize a five-paragraph essay. The “blueprint” is a map or guide for your paper. It will tell the reader what you will cover in your 2 nd, 3 rd, and 4 th paragraph.

5 TWB Formula Limited subject + precise opinion (because, with, by, through, when) Item, item, item Limited subject + precise opinion (because, with, by, through, when) item, item, item

6 TWB Backwards (because, with, by, through, when) Item, item, item limited subject + precise opinion (Because, with, by, through, when) item, item, item limited subject + precise opinion

7 Example of TWB Chick-fil-A is unsurpassed as the best fast food restaurant in Arizona because of their delicious chicken, outstanding employees and service, and low prices.

8 Example of Backwards TWB Because of their delicious chicken, outstanding employees and service, and low prices, Chick-fil-A is unsurpassed as the best fast food restaurant in Arizona.

9 Helpful Links tatement.htmlhttp://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/thesis tatement.html ement.htmhttp://www.asmadrid.org/library/thesis_stat ement.htm /thesis.htmlhttp://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts /thesis.html

10 The 5 paragraph essay Introduction –1 st paragraph Body Paragraphs –2nd paragraph –3rd paragraph –4th paragraph Conclusion –5th paragraph

11 Introduction Opens with a hook Transitions to Thesis with Blueprint

12 Body Each body paragraph corresponds to the “item,item,item” in the blueprint Topic sentence at the beginning of each paragraph-relates directly to one of the “items” in the blueprint. Only info that directly relates to the topic sentence should be in each paragraph!

13 Body Incorporate EXPLANATIONS (your thoughts/opinions on the topic.) Back explanation with EVIDENCE (quotes, statistics, facts.)

14 Conclusion Restate thesis. Wrap up essay. Don’t introduce any new information! End with a bang—something interesting, intelligent, and thought-provoking.


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