Thesis Statements PPT, p. 69

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7/7/11 THESIS STATEMENTS
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7/7/11 How to Write a Good Thesis Statement Thesis statements must have: a TOPIC + Controlling idea Thesis statements often have: a Predictor After reading pages 66-68, you know that…
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7/7/11 Thesis Statements 1. be a statement , not a question. incorrect: Has living in Canada been a big adjustment for me? correct: Moving to Canada has been a major adjustment for me because of the ever-changing weather and the types of living accommodations.
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7/7/11 Thesis Statements 2. be written as a complete sentence. incorrect: Good study skills to get good grades because they want to get into the university of their choice. correct: Students need to learn good study skills so they can get good grades and get into the university of their choice .
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7/7/11 A Thesis Statement is… 3. an opinion (not a simple fact). incorrect: Toronto highways have a morning and evening rush hour. correct: The morning and evening rush hour in Toronto is extremely challenging for newcomers.
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Unformatted text preview: 7 7/7/11 Thesis Statements 4. state a controlling idea . (You cannot simply announce the topic.) incorrect: This essay is about the positive effects of Fanshawes ESL program. correct: Although students have a great deal of homework, ESL at Fanshawe College is an excellent program because it prepares them 7/7/11 Thesis Statements 5. have only 1 controlling idea incorrect: Going to college in southwestern Ontario can be fun, and living in a suburb of a large city is the best way to live while at college. (non-connected ideas) correct: Going to college in southwestern of Ontario can be fun because of the _________, ____________, and __________. 7/7/11 To sum up, a good thesis 1. Must be a statement not a question. 2. Must be written as a complete sentence. 3. Is written as an opinion not a simple fact. 4. Must state a controlling idea. (Does not announce the topic.) 5. Contain only one controlling idea....
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ESL 4 taught by Professor Rita during the Spring '11 term at Fanshawe.

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Thesis Statements PPT, p. 69 - 7 7/7/11 Thesis Statements...

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