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Session C12

8th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning

Collaborative Activities for Developing Thesis Statements  

Amy Wetterau Zhupikov (CNM/SAGE/ESL) 

Library, 2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At the community college, our classrooms are filled with motivated students who have various degrees of comfort surrounding writing a thesis statement. By scaffolding the development of a thesis statement, we are able to meet our students where they are and support them from the very beginning of the research and writing process. This interactive presentation modifies the steps traditionally used when writing an essay for use in thesis statement development to include group and pair work. These collaborative activities can be used together or individually in a classroom. Participants will leave with activities designed to engage in individual and group brainstorming, short discussions, and peer feedback.  

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