The Google Slide show posted here provides an introduction to writing thesis statements and developing purpose in academic essays. Click the arrow to start viewing, or click the square icon to view in full screen mode. It will be easier to read in full screen mode because it contains a large amount of text.
If you prefer to view the original PowerPoint presentation, download it here. Teachers, feel free to edit, customize, and share the PowerPoint with your own students. Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission or post publicly without attribution.