Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Progress Reports and Thesis Exit Slip

LaVilla progress reports went home on Friday, September 23, and we sent home a detailed language arts report. If you would like to improve your grade, there will be several more grades added in before the end of the quarter.

The next grade is the thesis exit slip we worked on in class. If you didn't finish this assignment, you need to turn it next class period (Friday-A day and Monday-B day).

For this assignment, you need to choose three topics that interest you. Then, on a separate sheet of paper write a thesis statement for each topic.

Remember a thesis statement has three requirements: a claim/opinion, preview of reasons, and parallel structure. Remember to be concise. Do not explain your reasons because that's what you'll do in your body paragraphs. If you are struggling to come up with strong reasons, you should consider the acronym PERSUADE THEM (see below).