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Thesis Statements 101: Hands-On Writing Workshop to Demystify Thesis Statements

In this 75-minute class, students will learn to draft thesis statements in their own writing and to identify and critique them when reading.
Dr. Catherine Fairfield
4 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
75 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Class Experience

Students will learn what a thesis statement is, what constitutes a strong or weak thesis, how to identify a thesis in a piece of writing, and how to construct their own thesis statements for any genre of writing. By learning to identify thesis statements in pieces of writing, students will strengthen their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. For use in their own writing, students will learn concrete skills to write thesis statements for all kinds of essays, as well as how to narrow their essay topics and draft research questions.
Students may complete writing activities on paper or on their computers, though I recommend bring pencil and paper to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Dr. Catherine Fairfield
Lives in the United States
PhD in English Literature & Women's Studies from the University of Michigan
4 total reviews
5 completed classes

About Me

On Outschool, I teach classes on writing, literature, and learning to engage with the environment in caring and sustainable ways. I specialize in supporting middle school and high school students develop learning and life skills that will prepare... 
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