Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic


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Why is a thesis statement important?

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1. A thesis statement should include:

2. You create a thesis statement because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will help you understand how to develop a strong, effective thesis statement. You learn how to create a sentence that introduces your speech's main idea, and you will discover the dos and don'ts of thesis writing. The partnering quiz will help you understand the importance of thesis statements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding on:

  • Main ideas
  • Determining and narrowing down your topic
  • How to avoid ineffective thesis statements

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of thesis sentences and main ideas to introduce your topic
  • Information recall- access new-found knowledge about creating thesis statements to introduce your speech's main idea
  • Knowledge application- utilize knowledge to introduce main ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about thesis statements, view the accompanying lesson on Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic. The lesson includes:

  • How to determine if your main ideas are included in the thesis statement
  • How to stay focused on main ideas within paragraphs
  • Eliminating filler content