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Conventions Worksheet 45, pg 45: Analyzing Theme Statements

The example answers to Worksheet 38 are included below. Please complete the worksheet and then check your answers. Students that correct their work will be given full points. Corrections should be done in red pen. 

Keep in mind that the answers below may be examples. There are often multiple means of completing sentence corrections, and you should do them on your own first. Turning in this work as your own counts as plagiarism, and you will be disciplined for cheating.


1.    Topic: touring Europe using youth hostels Main idea: The youth hostel route is one of the most enjoyable ways to tour Europe.
2.    Topic: the parent-child relationship Main idea: For some children, the most satisfying point in their relationship with their parents develops when they become adults.
3.    Topic: the internet's effect on communications Main idea: The Internet is doing more harm than good.
4.    Topic: the sport of ballooning Main idea: Ballooning can be a dangerous sport.
5.    Topic: air travel vs. car travel Main idea: Traveling by air is safer than traveling by car.
6.    Topic: computer knowledge in the workplace Main idea: People who possess strong computer skills have a career advantage over those who don't.
7.    Topic: health care reform Main idea: Health care reform may be necessary to ensure that everyone has health insurance.