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It is not wrong to write in passive voice unless your grade depends upon writing in active voice.  If your teacher is teaching you to write for a standardized test, he or she likely wants you to stay in active voice.  Active voice is more interesting, more effective, and often easier...

I've found two ways for my high school students to understand what a thesis statement is.  Think of it as the sentence that drives the entire paper.  You know what the topic sentence of a paragraph is, right?  Well, think of the thesis statement as the topic sentence for...