In fact, in an informal survey of 116 8th graders, we discovered that 85 percent could clearly define the term hypothesis, but only 42 percent were able to explain the meaning of the phrase thesis statement.
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A solid thesis statement is critical to the success of any essay, but I often find my students disengaged while I try and teach them the fundamentals.
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