Quick Write

What is a thesis statement?

Thesis Statements

a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.

A thesis is the topic of the paper and the position you are taking.

It needs to be narrow and debatable; i.e. makes a claim.

For a solution argument, it should present your problem and the solution you are proposing.

Developing Strong Thesis Statements

Work on writing a thesis statement for your essay. If you have one, did you meet the guidelines we talked about?

Share the thesis statements and try to make them more specific.

Solution Argument

The New Jim Crow

We read the New Jim Crow article for today.

  • What is a caste?
  • What is the purpose of prisons?
  • What is Jim Crow?
  • What is the New Jim Crow?