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Revising thesis and topic sentences

Revising thesis and topic sentences

Author: Rachel Evans
  1. Explain what an effective thesis statement contains.

  2. Explain how to determine whether the thesis statement conveys the main idea of the paper and focuses on the question.

  3. Explain what effective topic sentences contain.

  4. Explain how to determine whether topic sentences transition from the previous paragraph and effectively introduce the paragraph’s supporting details.

This packet should help a learner seeking to revise a paper and who is confused about how to revise a paper. It will explain how revising the thesis and topic sentences can make a paper more effective.

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Revising a Thesis Statement

This presentation explains an effective thesis statement and compares effective thesis statements to ineffective statements.


Elements of a Topic Sentence

This section explains what a topic sentence is and gives examples of topic sentences.


Transitions in an Essay

This document explains how to refer to the thesis statement to create topic sentences for an essay.


What is a Good Thesis Statement

This PDF gives the formula for a good thesis statement and gives examples.