Thursday, September 24th, 2015


  • 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.

Learning Targets

  • I can draft a strong thesis for my synthesis essay.

Partner Talk Instructions

  1. Review: why are the thesis statement examples at levels 3 and 4 better than levels 1 and 2?
  2. Why is the sample thesis statement a level 4? What parts of the statement make it an advanced thesis?

Thesis Check-in Instructions

  1. What level is your partner’s thesis statement currently at? Why?
  2. 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?)



YuloThesisStatementRubricExamples (1)


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