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Thesis statement

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Thesis statement

  1. 1. Where am I going? ESSAY
  2. 2. THESIS STATEMENT  a summarized, short and snappy idea which provides the reader an exact point of argument, analysis, opinion or reason to envisage the paper
  3. 3. THESIS STATEMENT -main idea of your essay
  4. 4. THESIS STATEMENT -one sentence that provides the controlling idea
  5. 5. THESIS STATEMENT - umbrella that covers all the main points of your research paper
  6. 6. Characteristics of a Strong Thesis Statement 1. takes a stand 2. justifies discussion 3. expresses one main idea 4. specific
  7. 7. SPECIFIC TOPIC + SPECIFIC CLAIM -----------------------THESIS STATEMENT
  8. 8. Specific Topic: The use of graphic videos in TV news programs + Specific Claim: can have a negative effect
  9. 9. Thesis= The use of graphic videos in TV news programs can have a negative effect on young viewers Thesis= TV news programs that show graphic videos affect young viewers in a negative way
  10. 10. Fact: The population of the Philippines is 80 million. Thesis: The alarming rate of increase of population of the Philippines threatens the food supply of the country.
  11. 11. A. Sixty-five percent of Filipino teenagers are into online gaming. B. Online game addiction develops the decision making skills of players.
  12. 12. Choose the thesis statement. A. Over four thousand call centers have been established since year 2001. B. Call Center industry contributes to the improvement in the Philippine Economy.
  13. 13. Choose the thesis statement. A. The worsening conditions of the ozone layer causes the extreme conditions of the weather in the Philippines. B. At least ten provinces from the Visayan region were greatly affected by drought this year.
  14. 14. Let us try to make a thesis statement from these factual statements.  Boracay is a tourist destination in the Philippines.  Many students are taking up BS Information Technology.  Social Networking sites connects people, friends, and, families.
  15. 15. Seatwork Choose two from the following factual statements. Make a thesis statement based on the factual statement. 1. Social Networking sites helps people be connected to one another. 2. College students are dropping out of school. 3. FEU-EAC students are technology oriented individuals. 4. The average teenagers spend at least an hour in social networking sites. 5. The noontime show “Eat Bulaga” has been a part of the Filipino culture.
  16. 16. References: Lagan, J. (2008). College Writing Skills (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Plata, S. et.al. (2006). Research: Process and Product Workbook. Laguna: Trailblazer Publications. Plata, S. et.al. (2006). Keys to Critical Reading and Writing 1: English Proficiency and Personal Leadership Workbook for College Success (2nd ed.). Laguna: Trailblazer Publications. Plata, S., Mirador, J.F., Dayag, D. T. , and Chua, H. (2002). Thinking and Writing Research: A Complete Guide To Independent Research Paper Writing. Manila: De La Salle University Press Inc.

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