thesis writing exercises
Revised thesis: The Kansas City legislature cannot afford to pay its educators, resulting in job cuts and resignations in a district that sorely needs highly qualified and dedicated teachers.
Revised thesis: The welfare system keeps a socioeconomic class from gaining employment by alluring members of that class with unearned income, instead of programs to improve their education and skill sets.
Many things that seem silly when we are alone feel different when we are in a social setting. For instance I own a Zumba dance game for my Wii console, but I still pay money to do Zumba dance sessions with other people every week. Twerking in my lounge room seems ridiculous, but twerking in a room full of almost strangers is somehow ok.
Among the things most insisted on, learning from other people’s mistakes is perhaps the most common. When it comes to writing, the advice is not a lesser truth. As opposed to self-criticism, correcting other people’s errors is less biased.
For maximum benefits from this exercise, have a notebook and take down new words you come across. As you write, try to use these words in your essay ensuring that you don’t lose its meaning. To familiarize with many formats of articles, practice on a broad array of themes, therefore, mustering their structures and methods of approach.
Alas, there are always students who need more practice. That said, I can only read so many essays in a year. Instead of feeling frustrated, I decided to design a fun activity to practice writing thesis statements. This is how thesis statement throwdown was born!
The entire activity takes 10 minutes from beginning to end. It’s hard to believe a writing activity can be so much fun, but this is really entertaining if you add the music and just have fun with it.