evaluating thesis statements

We hope you had success drafting a thesis statement for your chosen Paper 2 texts.  We believe this is a critical step.  Please don’t hesitate to break your thesis into two sentences; we find this can often lead to more clarity and precise expression of ideas.  

In this activity, think back to Family Supper and Stones.  Read the following sample thesis statements.  Select “T” if they are acceptable.  Select “F” is you believe there is something wrong with the thesis.  Of course, this activity is somewhat subjective and open for debate.  We hope our answers clarify our thinking.

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