Name: Megan C.
Thesis Statement Assignment Format
1. ____ Download the graphic organizer below from the digital portfolio. It is titled “Thesis Statement-
First Draft (www.richerpicture.com/mansfield)
2. ____ Type your responses into the graphic organizer.
3. ____ Print and hand in a hard copy during your individual meeting.
4. ____ Upload a digital copy of your graphic organizer to your digital portfolio.
Overarching Research Question: Should the senate pass the bill banning BP from building oil rigs in the Gulf
for the next 7 years or should they keep building at the cost of having another natural disaster so the United
States can make a profit?
Topic Senate Bill
Argument: The bill should be passed and BP should not be allowed to build more rigs in the Gulf for 7
3-4 Main Ideas BP should not be allowed to build new rigs because:
1. BP’s main goal is only to make a profit at any cost
2. They ignore safety regulations at a majority of their branches in the United States and
3. They have caused an enormous amount of environmental damage.
Thesis Statement: The senate bill should be passed, banning BP from building more oil rigs, because BP only
works to make a profit, ignores safety codes at the majority of their branches, and caused an enormous amount
of environmental damage.