Presentation on theme: "Thesis Statements- NO THESIS, NO ESSAY!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Thesis Statements- NO THESIS, NO ESSAY! Gives direction and focus to your essayStates the argument you are going to support and proveShould be direct and specificCan indicate the main points within the sentenceUsually is the last sentence in the intro paragraph
2 How to form a thesis statement: Choose a specific topic (ex. School uniforms)Give an opinion (should be mandatory at all public schools)Put together: School uniforms should be mandatory at all public schools.
3 Adding main points:Choose your main points (eliminates social pressure, minimizes school disciplinary issues, improves student concentration)Write into the end of the thesis statementPut together: “School uniforms should be mandatory at all public school because they eliminate social pressures, minimize school disciplinary issues, and improve student concentration.”
4 Animal Farm Thesis Statement Topic: the pigsOpinion: are corrupt leadersPut together: The pigs in Animal Farm are corrupt leaders.Reasons why (main points): are selfish, abuse language, and take advantage of their powerPut together: The pigs in Animal Farm are corrupt because they are selfish, abuse language to get what they want, and take advantage of their power.
5 Your turn: Topic: the new society Create an opinion based on this topic and write a thesis statement combining the two. (will/will not work?)Choose three reasons to support this opinion.Combine those three reasons with your already written thesis statement.