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  1. Thesis Statement Step 5: I CAN create a strong thesis statement English 9Ms. Kolinski 2014

  2. Purpose: • To let the reader know what the essay is going to be about • To declare what you believe and intend to prove • To unify, or tie the essay together • In an explanatory essay it is your claim

  3. Key Features: • One sentence in length • states the main idea of the essay in a complete sentence, not in a question. • Lists the subtopics • does NOT directly announce your main topic. • for example do NOT write, “In this paper I want to show why…” “I want to express my opinion about…”, or “I will explain how…”

  4. Key features continued • Does NOT contain the words “You or I” • Located in the very last sentence of the Introduction paragraph

  5. Examples: • A high school teacher is a great career because of the daily tasks, the education and training that is completed, and the salary and career opportunities. • Because of the work that is done on a daily basis, the knowledge learned through the education and training, and the career opportunities, being a teacher is a great career. Main Idea Sub Topics Sub Topics Main Idea

  6. Create your own: Using the format of one of the two thesis statements shown to you, write a thesis statement for your paper. **Using Google Drive – Create a document that contains your thesis statement and share it with Ms. Kolinski Title this document – Thesis Statement – 5 Make sure to use a proper heading on this document