This lesson is designed to enhance students’ understanding of academic plagiarism. Introduces students to college definitions of plagiarism and asks them to create a “how to avoid plagiarism” list. The lesson also includes a section on the university’s Turnitin anti-plagiarism system and a variety of activities on using plagiarism-checking websites. Example. Degree ***** TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTE MEMBERSHIP
Good and not so good Thesis statements
Not so good: everyone should get vaccinated against Covid -19.
Problem: The declaration doesn’t specify why it might be relevant or why people wouldn’t want to; it is too vague to arouse anyone’s interest.
How to create a great thesis statement
There are 5 easy steps to create a thesis statement for your essay or academic paper.
#1 Choose the main topic You want to choose a topic that matches the type of essay or article you have been assigned. You also want a theme that is unique and interesting to you. If you choose a topic that interests you, it is more difficult to concentrate and put all the effort necessary to write your article.
Video Lesson: How THIS student got a Band 8.
5 on IELTS Writing
In this video, my student will show you how he got a Band 8.5 on his IELTS writing test.
Watch us break down his essay step by step, talk about his introduction, his thesis statement, how he used vocabulary to get a high score, came up with strong ideas, and more. Check it out:
Where and how to use your thesis statement
Once you know how to write a thesis statement, you need to learn how to use it. A thesis belongs to the introductory paragraph of a persuasive or analytical essay. It can be the first sentence, the last sentence, or somewhere in between. I like to put my thesis statement in the last sentence of the opening paragraph, because I think a good thesis can serve as a good transition sentence to the next paragraph.
Your introductory paragraph isn’t the only place your thesis goes: it should be peppered throughout your essay and clearly stated in the concluding paragraph. If your writing is focused, your thesis statement could double as the topic sentence for each middle paragraph. (But don’t really do it, because it will feel repetitive and just plain mean.)