- What do you think you will do well on your first individual essay this quarter? What do you have concerns about? What questions do you have? Be specific.
- I can draft a strong thesis for my synthesis essay.
Partner Talk Instructions
- Review: why are the thesis statement examples at levels 3 and 4 better than levels 1 and 2?
- Why is the sample thesis statement a level 4? What parts of the statement make it an advanced thesis?
Thesis Check-in Instructions
- What level is your partner’s thesis statement currently at? Why?
- What could your partner add or change in order to move up a level? (For example, where could your partner be more specific, add more complex ideas, or make key ideas clearer?)