1.True or False
2. The best thesis statement and explain why
3. Choose the best thesis statement
4. Rewrite the thesis statement: All Groups
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True or False: A good thesis statement is a fact.
False. Good thesis statements need to be opinions.
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Which of the following makes the best thesis statement? A: Even though marriage is a strong and respected institution in Russia, more and more people are choosing to live together before marriage, despite the cultural pressures. B: I am going to explain why many couples in Russia are choosing to live together rather than get married. C: Marriage in Russia
A. A thesis statement should not directly announce your topic by using phrases such as, "This essay will talk about…"
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(a) The Hunger Games is a science fiction adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins.
(b) The Hunger Games is a morality tale about the dangers of a political system that is dominated by the wealthy.

B

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Nominate one person from your group to write the revision on the board. The problem of pollution in big cities.

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True or False: A good thesis statement sticks to asserting one main idea.
True. A good thesis statement will focus on the one, central idea of the essay.
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Which of these is a thesis statement? A. Knowing a foreign language. B. Why should people know a foreign language? C. Knowing a foreign language is a very useful skill because it can help one advance in a career, relate better to others, and open one's mind to the ideas of another culture.
C. A thesis statement is a complete sentence. A thesis statement is not a question.
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(a) There is no question that cell phones have changed our lives in a very big way.
(b) While cell phones provide freedom and mobility, they can also become a leash, compelling users to answer them anywhere and at any time.

B

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Nominate one person from your group to write the revision on the board. Being a vegetarian is better.

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True or False: You write the thesis statement in the last sentence in the conclusion paragraph.
False. Last sentence in the introductory paragraph
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Which of these is a thesis statement? A. Michaelangelo's artwork is powerful because of its strong spiritual undertones. B. Michaelangelo's artwork is famous and is admired by many. C. Michaelangelo was a great artist in Rome during the 1500's.
A. A thesis statement states an attitude or opinion on a topic. It doesn't just state the topic, itself. A thesis should not be a fact.
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(a) For the past three decades, coconut oil has been unjustly criticized as an artery-clogging saturated fat.
(b) Cooking oil is plant, animal, or synthetic fat that is used in frying, baking, and other types of cooking.

A

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Nominate one person from your group to write the revision on the board. My parents and I are very different.

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True or False: Your thesis statement states the main idea of the essay in two sentences.
False. Often in one complete sentence.
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Which of these makes the best thesis statement? A. The reasons why I came to the United States to study. B. The reasons why I came to the United States to study were to educate myself and then to return to Tunisia to apply my education. C. There were many reasons why I came to the United States to study.
B. A thesis statement can be made more specific by listing subtopics. These help give your reader a clear idea of what will follow in your essay.
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(a) When I was a child I used to visit my grandmother in Moline every Sunday.
(b) Every Sunday we visited my grandmother, who lived in a tiny house that was undeniably haunted.

B

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Nominate one person from your group to write the revision on the board. Students should be required to learn Chinese or Spanish.

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True or False: "Child abuse is a terrible problem.", the above statement is a poor thesis statement.
True. This statement is only pointing out the obvious--most reasonable people agree that child abuse is both terrible, and a problem.
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Which of these makes the best thesis statement? A. Franklin Delano Roosevelt began the system of Social Security during the depression years in the 1930s. B. We shouldn't have Social Security anymore. C. The current system of Social Security needs a complete overhaul in administration and philosophy if it is going to benefit future generations.

C. A-a fact; B-too general; C-states one main idea with two subtopics.

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(a) Although many varieties of beans belong in a healthy diet, among the most nutritious are black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, and pinto beans.
(b) Although beans are generally good for you, some kinds of raw beans can be dangerous if they're not well cooked.

A

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Nominate one from your group and write the revision on the board. Why should students wear a uniform?

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