PORTFOLIO ENTRY #9- Thesis statement
How to write a Thesis Statement
A Thesis Statement is simply the point of your paper, it´s the single claim that your essay supports. A good Thesis Statement is noy simply an observation, a question or a promise, it includes a topic, a precise opinion and reasoning. You cannot start writing the paper unless you know the point.
There are three parts to every Thesis Statement:
- The Subject: the topic of your essay, what your paper will deal with.
- Your Claim: what you think about the topic. Your precise opinion on the subject/ the topic of your essay.
- The blueprint of reasons: You show your reader how you plan to argue and prove your opinion. Typically you should have 3 strong pieces of evidence tosupport your opinion. Later, you will expand on each detail in the body of the essay.
A Thesis Statement is an arguable statement, so you should do a little research to help you formulate your opinion.
- Does that sound arguable? Will others disagree with that statement?
Now you need to research evidence to support your opinion. The Piece of Evidence or "The Blueprint" are only effective if:
- It explain what you mean about each blue print point in the body paragraphs.
- Provide detailed examples for each blue print point.
We can list our reasons:
- At the End of the Thesis Statement,
- At the Beginning of the Thesis Statement, or
- We can have two separated sentences where we list the Thesis Statement and then we list the reasons in the next sentence .
The Thesis Statement tells your reader:
- Where you are going in your essay.
- How you plan on getting there.
How to Write an A+ Thesis Statement-