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To help gather and sort information, and then to make sense of it, students can complete a Thesis-Proof chart. A Thesis-Proof chart is used to help identify and record the supporting ideas that are found in the process of research. It can be a tool for gathering evidence to support a single thesis, or (as is shown here) it can be used to look at competing sides of a single thesis.

To do a Thesis-Proof activity, begin with a separate sheet of paper. Across the top, write the guiding question, converted into a thesis statement. Underneath this, make two columns, and label one SUPPORT and the other OPPOSITION. Then, as you conduct research you'll jot down the key ideas from the various sources, making certain they fall either under supporting or opposing your thesis.

[Thesis Statement]
Support For Thesis Info Opposed to Thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Space for a Summary Paragraph]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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