PHI 105 Week 3 Persuasive Essay: Thesis Statement and Gathering Resources Worksheet



Part 1: Thesis Statement

 

Assignment Directions:

 

Review
“How Do I Develop a Thesis?” in the media piece “The Writing Process.”

 

Create
a thesis statement for your persuasive essay. Your thesis statement should be
one sentence that includes three subtopics.

 

Write your thesis statement
in the box below:

 

Thesis Statement Grading Criteria:

 

Consider the
following questions when developing the thesis statement for your essay. These
criteria will be applied when this assignment is graded. The answer to each of
the five questions below should be yes if you have drafted a quality thesis
statement.

 

1)     
Does
the thesis statement respond to the writing prompt?                      

 

2)     
Did
you take a position that others may oppose?


 

3)     
Is
the thesis statement specific?                                                               


 

4)     
Does
the thesis pass the “So what?” test?

 

5)     
Does
the thesis statement not leave the reader with questions?

 

Part 2: Gathering Resources

 

Assignment Directions:

 

Use the GCU
elibrary to find three sources to use in your persuasive essay. Fill out the
requested information in the table below about your sources.

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