WHAT'S THE POSITION?
EMOTION, LOGIC, OR CREDIBILITY?
APA FORMAT
THESIS STATEMENTS
100

Only 23% of public schools focus on teaching healthy nutrition.

In a survey, more than half of students said they hadn't learned how to balance the types of food they eat every day.

Young people aren't taught proper nutrition.

100

We should wear masks to protect everyone, especially our grandparents and other elderly people in danger.

Emotion

100

Make an in-text citation for this source:

"Arkansas Beats TCU" by Matt Jones. Published in WholeHogSports on February 22, 2021.

(Jones, 2021)

100

What are the two main parts of a thesis statement?

Claim/Position & Evidence/Reasons

200

Having a pet can help people feel calm and grounded when they're stressed.

Some research suggests that pets can increase a person's serotonin, or the "happy" chemical of the body.

Pets can make a person happier and less stressed.

200

98% of scientists agree that climate change is a real threat.

Credibility
200

List three details needed on your title page.

Essay title, your name, college name, course name, instructor's name, due date

200

What is the position/claim in this thesis?

School should start later because research shows that young people, especially teenagers, need more sleep than adults.

School should start later

300

On average, women in professional sports make 70 times less than men playing the same sport.

Studies in three major sports (tennis, basketball, and soccer) show that women aren't less skilled than men.

Athletes who are women should make as much money as athletes who are men.

300

If we don't invest in clean energy, we will regret the consequences for generations to come.

Emotion

300

Which of these is in APA format?

Hagi, Sarah. Cancel Culture Is Not Real-at Least Not        in the Way You Think. 21 Nov. 2019,                        time.com/5735403/cancel-culture-is-not-real/

Hagi, S. (2019, November 21). Cancel culture is not       real-at least not in the way you think.                       https://time.com/5735403/cancel-culture-is-            not-real/.

The second one

300

What is the evidence/reasoning in this thesis?

Raising the minimum wage over time would boost economic growth, raise the standard of living, and lift nearly a million people out of poverty.

Boost economic growth, raise the standard of living, and lift nearly a million people out of poverty

400

Marine life is severely threatened by pollution & overfishing.

Healthy oceans are essential to maintaining a balanced climate.

Many of the chemicals we use in medicines come from marine plants and animals.

Marine life should be protected because it benefits everyone.

400

One study showed that over 90% of TikTok users making money had at least 10,000 followers. Social media researchers say that the follow count needs to be in the tens or hundreds of thousands for an account to be monetized.

Logic & Credibility

400

What are two instances when you should use an in-text citation?

Using a direct quote or paraphrasing the author's words
400

Create a thesis statement with this info:

The pandemic has caused many standardized tests to be canceled or delayed.

Studies show that students are more stressed than ever.

Colleges should not require standardized test scores this year.

Colleges should not require standardized test scores this year both because student stress is at an all-time high and the pandemic has delayed or canceled many of these tests.

500

Over half of all people surveyed said they didn't trust major news outlets like CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC.

Social media has the highest rate of false information spread, with 1 in every 4 articles shared containing some amount of fake news.

Many people don't know how to find out if the information they are reading is true or not.

False information is easily spread due to a combination of fake news online and people distrusting major news outlets.
500

According to research, 1 in 5 teenagers actively volunteer in their communities, including Jamie Hernandez, who takes meals to homeless shelters and spends time playing games with the children there.

Logic & Emotion

500
List three parts of an essay that should be included in APA format.

Title page, subheadings, in-text citations, works cited page

500

Create a thesis statement with this info:

Social media can cause self-esteem issues.

A majority of teenagers reported feeling depressed at least sometimes after looking at social media.

Some people think social media can be a positive way to boost confidence

Although some people think social media is a positive way to boost confidence, a majority of teens reported feeling depressed after using social media, which suggests that social media also causes self-esteem issues.

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