Thesis Statement Mix-Up Handout
1) You will receive an anonymous index card with a peers thesis written on it.
2) Under the thesis, write an appropriate mixture of comments from the following list:
No debatable point
somewhat debatable but needs some work
awkward phrasing (underline the awkward parts)
unclear meaning (underline the unclear parts)
debatable, yes, but too outlandish
debatable, yes, but could be offensive
fantastic thesis don't change a word!
include any other comments you believe to be helpful/appropriate
3) You should finish with a mixture of comments written on the card.
4) Next, score the thesis from 1-5, 1 indicating no thesis here, and 5 indicating
Great! Don't change a word!