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  1. How to Write a Good Thesis Sentence

  2. Where do you find the thesis sentence? • In the introduction • Usually at the end opening thesis

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.