Writing a Thesis for Comparison Essays

What is a thesis, and why is it important to a piece of writing? After defining the term thesis to your emerging writers, explain how one writes this kind of statement. Although examples are given comparing Bilbo Baggins with Odysseus, your class doesn't have to be familiar with these characters to understand the progression of creating a specific thesis statement. After creating a thesis statement, two slides present an introductory paragraph to introduce the statement. 

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