Developing a Thesis

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Slide 1

Tutor: Here are some things to consider as you develop your thesis.

Student: This looks complicated!

Tutor: Not really. Let’s take it step by step.

Slide 2

Tutor: Here are the things you need to do in developing a thesis. First, ask yourself: what is a thesis? Then, consider a concept called U.S. Linear Logic. Finally, identify the resources you will need for your work.

Slide 3

Student: OK, so what IS a thesis exactly?

Tutor: A thesis is a statement that introduces the main argument. It has some other meanings too, but here we mean the main point that you are trying to prove in your essay or paper.

Slide 4

Student: Can you give me some examples of thesis statements?

Tutor: Yes, here are some:

Getting good grades is not the same as getting a good education.

We were all better off before we had computers.

The Internet has brought more positive than negative changes to society.

Slide 5

Student: Hmm, I wonder if I can write a good thesis statement.

Tutor: Of course you can! In this activity, please consider various thesis statements and decide how good they are.

Slide 6

Click Judging Thesis Statements from the left or Next below to complete the activity.

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