Come up with a debatable claim/argument about each topic and 1-2 reasons in support of your claim. Then, combine the topic, claim and reason(s) to form a 1-sentence thesis statement.

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Thesis Statement Practice Activity

You’ll be provided a list of topics. Come up with a debatable claim/argument about each topic and 1-2 reasons in support of your claim. Then, combine the topic, claim and reason(s) to form a 1-sentence thesis statement.

Example: Topic: School uniforms

Claim: Should not be mandatory

Reasons: They negatively affect students

Thesis: School uniforms should not be mandatory in high school because they negatively affect students.

  • 1)Topic: Animal testing
  • 2)Topic: Minimum wage
  • 3)Topic: Standardized tests
  • 4)Topic: College athletes getting paid
  • 5)Topic: Cell phones in class

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