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How to Write a Thesis Statement

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Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

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1. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

2. Should a thesis always be revised?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of writing a thesis statement with this quiz and worksheet. To pass the quiz, you'll need a solid understanding of the purpose of a thesis statement, as well as the ability to recognize how to improve a thesis statement through revision.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Revising thesis statements
  • Essay prompts
  • Times when you shouldn't revise your thesis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing a thesis statement
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about revision in a different light
  • Problem solving - practice revising sample thesis statements

Additional Learning

For more details about essay writing, review the accompanying lesson called How to Write a Thesis Statement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the three elements of a strong thesis
  • Understand what to do in situations with or without an essay prompt
  • Know when to, and when not to, revise a thesis
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