Happy off-to-Hogwarts Day!
Today we’re going to workshop your thesis statements. First, I’m going to offer you a series of thesis statements that I’ve written as samples of various approaches. Then you’ll swap statements with a partner and ask them to do some analysis of the statement. Finally, we’ll put 2-3 of them up on the board and workshop them as a whole class.
In thesis workshops, the best thing you can do for yourself is to keep a sheet of paper in front of you that you can use to try out ideas. If you’re not trying out ideas, you’re not learning from the workshop.
We got through two thesis statements–Juju’s and Max’s, but we didn’t get to Andrews.
EXTRA CREDIT TO ANYONE WILLING TO WORKSHOP ANDREW’S THESIS IN THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST (before noon on THURSDAY):
In Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” the American wants Jig to have an abortion because he wants to travel with her without the burden of having a child.