Skills Lesson- Creating and Using Thesis Statements Quiz

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A thesis statement is all of the following except __________.

a direct quotation, paraphrase, or summary

A well-worded thesis statement is both __________ and __________.

significant . . . limited

Which of the following describe a "working thesis statement"?

I. a changeable focus for your research

II. a statement that makes a final conclusion about the topic

III. a statement used during the research process

I and III

How does the thesis statement aid the writer?

It guides the planning, research, and writing of the essay.

Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows.

Why is elementary school success an indicator of graduation rates?

Why is this sentence not a thesis statement?

It is a question.

A thesis statement is not __________.

I. a fact

II. a topic

III. a question

I, II, and III

Read the thesis statement below and answer the question that follows.

Students should be educated.

What is wrong with this thesis statement?

It is neither debatable nor specific.

Which of the following is a method for creating a thesis statement?

I. using the "limited subject + precise opinion" formula

II. creating and using a "fill-in-the-blank" formula

III. turning a research question into an assertion

I, II, and III

If you already have a research question identified, what should you do to create a thesis statement?

turn it into an assertion

Which of the following is not one of the steps to developing a working thesis statement?

Write an essay.

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