The handout and activities in this bundle are designed to help students who already have some background in basic theses develop their critical thinking and analytical writing skills so they can move from the basic, simplistic thesis to one that is complex, sophisticated and most importantly reflective of a mature, investigative line of thought. Included is a five-page handout that provides extensive reference and explanation on what constitutes strong introductions and theses and what pitfalls to avoid. Examples and checklists are also included on the handout. The worksheet is based on Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour." The text of the story is included in the bundle. Students are provided several prompts and activities include analyzing weak theses based on these prompts and also revising or writing theses that are strong. For writing their own theses students are provided extensive guiding questions to help them focus and deepen their analysis. A sample response key is included for the worksheet. These materials can be used for direct teaching, reference for students, homework, or perhaps most effectively, as tools in a workshop on thesis writing. Finally, although these materials are focused on literary theses, the skills worked on certainly will transfer to other forms of thesis and essay writing as well as critical thinking in general.
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