Hide Assignment InformationInstructionsWriting Your Thesis Statement Step by Step (ONE SENTENCE)1. Read the question. – How do the selections “Lone Dog” and “Stray” compare and contrast?2. Figure out your opinion- What are their similarities and/or differences?3. Brainstorm to find 3 reasons to support your opinion- Using your Venn Diagram, find 3 similarities or differences (circle or highlight them).4. Form the thesis statement that answers the question by restating the question- The selections “Lone Dog” and the “Stray” are similar (or different)….5. Many clear and engaging thesis statements contain words like “because”, “since”, “so”, “although”, “unless”, and “however”.6. The three reasons should also be included in the thesis– Add your three reasons to #47. Example Completed Thesis Statement (cannot copy mine) – The selections “Lone Dog” and “Stray” are similar because the animals are both strong survivors, especially when they’re abandoned, learning to live, and conquering their environments.
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