Thesis Sentence

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How to Write a Good Thesis
Sentence
Where do you find the thesis
sentence?
• In the introduction
• Usually at the end
opening
thesis
What is the purpose of the thesis
sentence?
To specifically tell what the paper is about
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout
learns how to see things from others’ point of
view.
How long should a thesis sentence be?
One sentence (for a 2-5 page paper)
Timpview High School should start later
because teachers need time to prepare,
students need more sleep, and families need
time together in the morning.
What 2 elements make up the thesis?
• A subject and
• An opinion
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout
learns how to see things from others’ point of
view.
Timpview High School should start later because
teachers need more time to prepare, students
need more sleep, and families need time
together in the morning.
Do I have to list what I’m going to
write about in my thesis?
• NO
• Stylistic preference
In The Miracle Worker, Helen undergoes a huge
change.
In The Miracle Worker, Helen undergoes a huge
change because her parents learn to set
boundaries, Annie doesn’t give up, and James starts
doing what is best for Helen
How do you correctly insert the points
of your paper are in your thesis?
Parallel structure
Example:
Both Tom Robinson and Boo Radley symbolize
mockingbirds.
Bad and Good Parallel Structure
The Miracle Worker
Contains three themes:
the power to change, why
The body is less important
than the soul and a village
is needed to raise a child.
The Miracle Worker
contains three themes:
the power to change, the
importance of the soul
and the difficulty of raising
a child without a large
support network.

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