bls104_Writing Workshop: Thesis Statement and Skeleton Outline
Course name: Writing Workshop
Course link: Canvas Commons
Course date: January 24, 2022 - June 3, 2022 (16 weeks)
Semester: 4th semester, bachelor's degree in English language teaching
The thesis statement is the "bridge" between a problem statement and skeleton (essay) outline:
Remember that a thesis statement should have three sections:
Example: Because English language learners often get distracted with technology, English language teachers should use cell phones in the class because they allow learners to interact with classmates outside of class, they allow learners to connect with outside experts, and they allow teachers to provide more timely feedback.Skeleton Outline
Based on your thesis statement, create a skeleton outline that includes 1) a thesis statement and 2) three topic sentences that later will begin your three body paragraphs.
English language teachers who allow learners to use cell phones outside of class create interactive learning opportunities that are not possible in the classroom alone. (Topic sentence #1)
English language learners interact with classmates outside of class...
Using cell phones to access online spaces, English language learners can reach outside experts to learn more about the subject matter. (Topic sentence #2)
Connecting with outside experts through the use of cell phones provide...
English language learners receive more timely feedback by setting up social media learning spaces for one-to-one teacher-to-student engagement. (Topic sentence #3)
English language teachers can assess learners throughout the learning process...
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