ENG115 WEEK 2 DISCUSSION

HOW TO WRITE A THESIS (Watch the Episode Laughing)

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Writing a thesis requires that you begin with a “MAIN IDEA” and finish with “THREE, SUPPORTING POINTS.” All of this creates one sentence.

THESIS = MAIN IDEA + 3 SUPPORTING POINTS 

Look at the following example:

Main idea: Examining reality television is important because… (This is the first part of the sentence known as the Main Idea).

Three, Supporting points: …it is a reflection on our social values, it can show the worst of people’s character and it can thwart people’s perceptions. (This is the second part of the sentence, known as your three supporting points).

Now, let’s put all parts together, into one sentence.

THESIS: “Examining reality television is important because it is a reflection on our social values, it can show the worst of people’s character and it can thwart people’s perceptions.”

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Thesis Statement Peer Review

Please share your one sentence thesis you created for your personal essay, and then respond to the following:

  1. Describe how your thesis writing process went. What was easy? What was hard?

Peer Feedback:

After you have posted, provide a classmate with feedback.

  1. Discuss your observations regarding how well your classmate’s thesis presents three ideas to guide his or her essay.
  2. Offer ideas for improvement where needed, and celebrate one or more strengths in your classmate’s writing.

How to give feedback: A “good” peer review is specific and combines suggestions for improvement and praise for what works well. A “poor” peer review does not give specifics and does not offer insight to help your classmate reflect on or improve his or her writing.

I look forward to interacting with you in our forthcoming live-class sessions. Be on the lookout for your invites.

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