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Thesis Statements Writing 1.1- Establish a controlling impression or coherent thesis that conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject
Objective/ Target Students will compose thesis statements that clearly state their perspective and opinion on the topic and include three reasons that support their opinion.
Big Idea A thesis statement is the writer’s opinion on the topic. It must be written in the form of a statement. It should guide the entire essay.
More Thesis Information A coherent thesis holds a piece of writing together. Its purpose is to set forth the writer’s perspective on the subject at hand. A thesis statement should be powerful enough to guide the direction of the entire piece of writing.
Sample thesis statement #1 Topic of essay: body piercing/ tattoos for teens Opinion: teens should not be allowed to get tattoos or body piercings Reasons: 1.they may regret it later 2.it is only a trend 3.can cause infection or health problems
Sample thesis statement #1 (cont’d) Thesis statement: – Teens should not be allowed to get tattoos or body piercings since this drastic expression of individuality is a trend which will eventually go out of style, leaving teens with a permanent mark they may regret later- especially when their body art results in infection or other unforeseen health problems.
Sample thesis statement #2 Topic of Essay: the effects of smoking Opinion: smoking is harmful and should be made illegal Reasons: 1.it is addictive 2.it can cause cancer 3.it can kill
Sample thesis statement #2 (cont’d) Thesis Statement: – Smoking is a dangerous, yet currently legal habit that is addictive, can cause various forms of cancer, and may eventually result in premature death.
You try #1 Topic of essay: driving age Opinion: the driving age should be raised to 18 Reasons: 1.teens can be reckless 2.they need more practice 3.kids like to show off for their friends Thesis Statement:
You try #2 Topic of Essay: benefits of afterschool sports Opinion: there are many benefits for students who participate in afterschool sports Reasons: Thesis Statement:
You try #3 Topic of essay: daily chores Opinion: Reasons: 1. 2. 3. Thesis Statement:
Review What is a thesis statement? What makes a strong thesis statement? What are the steps to creating a strong thesis statement?