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English IV. Rivera/Roule. Thesis Statements. Standards:. L8.4.c: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use – Consult general and specialized reference materials, both print and digital, to rind the pronunciation or a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech

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English iv

English IV

Rivera/Roule

Thesis Statements


Standards

Standards:

L8.4.c: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use – Consult general and specialized reference materials, both print and digital, to rind the pronunciation or a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech

W.11-12.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

W11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Quickwrite

Quickwrite

What is a thesis statement?

Don’t Forget to get your checklist signed.

Pass forward your book/topic selection.


Thesis statement examples

Thesis Statement Examples

We’re going to go over some examples of a good or bad thesis statement.

Good one side, bad the other.


1 good or bad

1: Good or Bad?

Hunger persists in Appalachia.


1 bad thesis statement

1: Bad Thesis Statement

Hunger persists in Appalachia.

ToO vague


1 better version

1: Better Version

Hunger persists in Appalachia because jobs are scarce, and farming in the infertile soil of the region is rarely profitable.


Mr rivera s rule 1

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #1

Don’t be vague, Keep it on point.


2 good or bad

2: Good or Bad?

The concept of global warming should not receive the amount of attention that is

currently focused on this issue.


2 bad thesis statement

2: Bad Thesis Statement

The concept of global warming should not receive the amount of attention that is currently focused on this issue.

Opinion


2 better version

2: Better Version

The concept of global warming should not receive the amount of attention that is currently focused on this issue because the earth constantly goes through spells of warming and cooling; the increasing temperature of the earth is but a part of this natural cycle and out of human control.


Mr rivera s rule 2

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #2

Opinions are never a bad thing, unless it is in a thesis statement.


3 good or bad

3: Good or Bad?

This paper will consider the advantages and disadvantages of certain restrictions on free speech.


3 bad thesis statement

3: Bad Thesis Statement

This paper will consider the advantages and disadvantages of certain restrictions on free speech.

Takes no stance on topic


Mr rivera s rule 3

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #3

Be firm and commit to a stance.


4 good or bad

4: Good or Bad?

Even though there may be considerable advantages to restricting hate speech, the possibility of chilling open dialogue on crucial racial issues is too great and too high a price to pay.


4 good thesis statement

4: Good Thesis Statement

Even though there may be considerable advantages to restricting hate speech, the possibility of chilling open dialogue on crucial racial issues is too great and too high a price to pay.


5 good of bad

5: Good of Bad?

There should be no restrictions on the 1st amendment.


5 bad thesis statement

5: Bad Thesis Statement

There should be no restrictions on the 1st amendment.

Overly broad thesis statement


Mr rivera s rule 4

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #4

Always keep your focus apparent when writing.


6 good or bad

6: Good or Bad?

There should be no restrictions on the 1st amendment if those restrictions are intended merely to protect individuals from unspecified or otherwise unquantifiable or unverifiable "emotional distress."


6 good thesis statement

6: Good Thesis Statement


7 good or bad

7: Good or Bad?

There are always alternatives to using racist speech.


7 bad thesis statement

7: Bad Thesis Statement

There are always alternatives to using racist speech.

Incontestable/most people won’t argue against this


Mr rivera s rule 5

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #5

Writing isn’t a science project. Don’t try to prove the proven.


8 good or bad

8: Good or Bad?

If we can accept that emotional injuries can be just as painful as physical ones we should limit speech that may hurt people's feelings in ways similar to the way we limit speech that may lead directly to bodily harm.


8 good thesis statement

8:Good Thesis Statement


9 good or bad

9: Good or Bad?

There are many reasons we need to limit hate speech.


9 bad thesis statement

9: Bad Thesis Statement

There are many reasons we need to limit hate speech.

List thesis


Mr rivera s rule 6

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #6

People love lists.


10 good or bad

10: Good or Bad?

None of the arguments in favor of regulating pornography are persuasive because they all base their points on the unverifiable and questionable assumption that the producers of pornography necessarily harbor ill will specifically to women.


10 good thesis statement

10. Good Thesis Statement


11 good or bad

11. Good or Bad?

Americans today are not prepared to give up on the concept of free speech.


11 bad thesis statement

11. Bad Thesis Statement

Americans today are not prepared to give up on the concept of free speech.

Opinionated


12 good or bad

12. Good or Bad?

Whether or not the cultural concept of free speech bears any relation to the reality of 1st amendment legislation and jurisprudence, its continuing social function as a promoter of tolerance and intellectual exchange trumps the call for politicization (according to Fish's agenda) of the term.


12 good thesis statement

12.Good Thesis Statement


13 good or bad

13. Good or Bad?

This paper will address the characteristics of a good corporate manager.


13 bad thesis statement

13. Bad Thesis Statement

This paper will address the characteristics of a good corporate manager.

No specific issue


14 good or bad

14. Good or Bad?

The very trait that makes for an effective corporate manager—the drive to succeed—can also make the leader domineering and therefore ineffective.


14 good thesis statement

14. Good Thesis Statement


15 good or bad

15. Good or Bad?

The flight from teaching to research and publishing in higher education is a controversial issue in the academic world. I will show different views and aspects concerning this problem.


15 bad thesis statement

15. Bad Thesis Statement

The flight from teaching to research and publishing in higher education is a controversial issue in the academic world. I will show different views and aspects concerning this problem.

Statement of fact


Mr rivera s rule 61

Mr. Rivera’s Rule #6

Don’t state the obvious.


16 good or bad

16. Good or Bad?

An important part of one’s college education is learning to better understand others’ points of view.


16 bad thesis statement

16. Bad Thesis Statement

An important part of one’s college education is learning to better understand others’ points of view.

Conventional wisdom/common knowledge


17 good or bad

17. Good or Bad?

Although an important part of one’s college education is learning to better understand others’ points of view, a persistent danger is that the students will simply be required to substitute the teacher’s answers for the ones they grew up uncritically believing.


17 good thesis statement

17. Good Thesis Statement


18 good or bad

18. Good or Bad?

Sir Thomas More’s Utopia treats individualism as a serious but remediable social problem. His radical treatment of what we might now call “socialization” attempts to redefine the meaning and origin of individual identity.


18 bad thesis statement

18. Bad Thesis Statement

Sir Thomas More’s Utopia treats individualism as a serious but remediable social problem. His radical treatment of what we might now call “socialization” attempts to redefine the meaning and origin of individual identity.

Personal idea/belief


19 good or bad

19. Good or Bad?

Sir Thomas More’s Utopia proposes an unworkable set of solutions to society’s problems because, like communist Russia, it suppresses individualism.


19 good thesis statement

19. Good Thesis Statement


20 good or bad

20. Good or Bad?

Othello is a play about love and jealousy.


20 bad thesis statement

20. Bad Thesis Statement

Othello is a play about love and jealousy.

Overly broad


21 good or bad

21. Good or Bad?

Although Othello appears to attack jealousy, it also supports the skepticism of the jealous characters over the naïveté of the lovers.


23 good thesis statement

23. Good Thesis Statement


Should there be t ime

Should There Be Time…

Start Making Your Own

Thesis Statements for your Papers

-- They are due next Friday.

***Don’t forget to get your checklists signed***


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