Learning Goal: I’m working on a english writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
Each week you will have an opportunity to practice different aspects of the writing process in a writing notebook. It consists of a template you will fill out and submit in Canvas. In addition to introducing and practicing targeted components of the writing process, these notebooks are meant to help you to determine your own strengths and to identify opportunities for growth.
This week, the writing notebook focuses on how to develop a thesis sentence.
STEP ONE: Developing your Topic
Think of a topic that interests you, something you know a good deal about, or something that you would like to explore more deeply.
If you’re stuck, view the Overcoming Writer’s Block and the Narrowing a Topic and Developing a Research Question webpages in the Writing Center to help spark some thoughts.
- What is the topic that you will be using for this activity?
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STEP TWO: Building a Thesis
As you have learned, a thesis sentence has two main parts – the topic (which is what you are writing about) and the angle (which is what you want to say about that topic).
- What do you already know about this topic?