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Prewriting

  1. EXERCISE: Choose a focus (Answers will vary, examples provided)

    1. America and Japan have very different traditional food.
    2. It is important for everyone to have a hobby that helps them be physically active.
    3. The creation and use of robots will have a big impact on the future.
  2. EXERCISE: Identify topic sentences and thesis statements

    1. TS
    2. TH
    3. TS
  3. EXERCISE: Evaluate and revise outlines

    1. Prompt: What are some advantages of living in the city?
      1. This is an ok thesis
      2. Too general for a topic sentence
      3. Not clearly related to thesis (advantage of living in a city)
    2. Prompt: How has technology changed our lives?
      1. This is an ok thesis
      2. This is an ok topic sentence
      3. This is an ok topic sentence
    3. Prompt: Should schools require students to take tests?
      1. Too general
      2. This is an ok topic sentence
      3. This is an ok topic sentence
    4. Prompt: What animals make the best kind of pet?
      1. This is an ok thesis
      2. Too general
      3. Not clearly related to thesis (best pet)
  4. EXERCISE: Create an outline

    1. Answers will vary, no exxample provided