You've assigned a research paper on a controversial issue, and your students have selected their topics. Gathering information on that topic is the easy part. What often proves difficult--for teachers to convey and for students to understand--is what to do with that information. That's where this handy, very effective, tool will help. It's a two-page handout that clearly explains the "how to" of generating a thesis statement for a research paper, one in which students are expected to take a position on an issue and argue it. It's also an excellent guide to use in a speech class when students are asked to take sides in a debate.
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