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Last reply by: Changrok Oh
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:35 PM

Post by Allan Oliveira on August 13, 2013

To help: The first question of the exercises shows the letter "A" as the answer. Although the correct answer is the letter "B".

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Fri May 3, 2013 12:03 PM

Post by Zhongkui Li on April 3, 2013

Could you please tell me where the activity/assignment is?

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Fri Feb 1, 2013 10:19 PM

Post by thomas stafford on January 6, 2013

i still have a lot of work on my written, i still have minor grammar erro's

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Last reply by: Changrok Oh
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:39 PM

Post by thomas stafford on January 6, 2013

hey i just wonted to thank you for doing what you love on you and prof Rebekah really help me i been practicing my reading comprehension. and what you teach on active reading is true compared to book written by Art Markman,the name of the book, is smart thinking, i thought ill pigeonholed this book, for you its a good read he uses real life stories of a few charters, that was famous for applying what they knew when they needed it the most,chapter 2 was a little hard for me to comprehend, he was talking on a subject called concept mapping, that dealing with solving problems, and how habits can be the reason you have a problem, and so own things get;s easy to understand on chapter five, were he introduce a concept you call being a interactive reader, and a gave this help full tip about teaching, and leaning i wish i had learn in my middle school years, and the principal, of self explanation, were you read or listen to some one, then explain it, you have to do this completely, and it have to be understood, i am on the last chapter, and when i was reading i remember you mostly because you broke some things down in reading comprehension that really well change my life i am feeling like! read the book! this is just a little preview

and a product of what you produce in me God bless you and prof. Rebekah
Thomas Stafford

Finding the Thesis

  • What is a topic, a thesis?
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Finding the Thesis

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:10
  • What is a Thesis? 0:36
    • Topic is Broadest
  • What is a Topic? 1:00
    • Stated in a Single Word or Short Phrase
    • Find it in Introduction
  • What is a Thesis? 1:53
    • Often Describes What Will Come Next
    • Often Has an Opinion
    • Supported by Major Details Later
    • Not Always Directly Stated
  • Sample Paragraph 2:44
    • Continued
  • How Do You Find a Thesis? 5:35
    • Sample Exercise 1
    • Sample Exercise 2
    • Sample Exercise 3
  • Assignment 11:01