How to Write a Thesis Statement
Hi this is Jose Blanco we are ENC 1101 and I would like to introduce the concept of writing a thesis statement or writing a good a thesis tables as you know.
A thesis statement is the one sentence in your introductory paragraph that tells the reader what the sentence is about what the essay is about whatever okay that tells the reader what the essay is about it has two nuts and for my class the thesis statement must be the last sentence of the introduction does everybody understand them okay good good good good.
Now I gave you a topic to write about in class today a place that you would like to visit but may not appeal to others and you all wrote about that now you notice in this topic there are two ideas go right one is well you’re writing about a place that appeals to you but other people may not like it which one do you think the emphasis should be on on the place that appeals to you or why others may not like what do you think very good who said that very good teacher Victor the up Victor a place of Appeal see you so the bulk of your essay should be on why the place appeals to you but you should certainly have some space devoted to why it may not appeal to other people oh we good it up all right cool so your thesis statement should somehow reflect how do you do that okay well I like to call it the magic of syntax syntax let me write this word on the board syntax.
Syntax means the order of words in the sentence not what it means syntax the order or arrangement of words in the sentence right now there are two ideas going and that thesis statement or there should be let me who would like to volunteer at the place that he or she wrote about yes sir what’s your name Neela what place did you write about Chernobyl Ukraine okay so you know you put me on the spot not in front of the camera have to spell Chernobyl we try so the place is Chernobyl labels that I spelled it correctly CH ER and OB white oh thank goodness cool alright Chernobyl Ukraine. Let me ask you this needle why do you think you might want to visit Chernobyl it’s an abandoned town scary place that appeals you okay any other reasons took it now what happened in Chernobyl does everybody remember or has anybody read about that what’s that no radioactive sure I think it was a nucleoid there was an accident at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl right okay so needles thesis could start with I’m just going to put a simple thesis okay I would like to visit Chernobyl , but others may not may not want now that’s not a horrible thesis statement but it’s not a great right but it does tell the reader that needle would like to visit your noble and and it does mention that others may not want to but it gives no indication of reason and you might want to do that.