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Thesis Statement

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Christopher Nanneman

on 15 February 2013

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THE THESIS STATEMENT A Guide by Ryan Stover, Savannah Hettman Christopher Nanneman, and Jake Fine The Purpose How to Construct a
Thesis Statement Introduces reader to the purpose of the essay.It serves as a short sentence summary of the ideas presented in your piece.
Without a thesis statement the reader is left to guess the purpose of the essay.
Contains supporting details to you're essay.
Should be the answer the to question your piece presents. Example Because half of all American elementary school children consume nine times the recommended daily allowance of sugar, schools should be required to replace the beverages in soda machines with healthy alternatives. What makes a strong thesis statement? gives direction to the paper. Requires proof/contains reasoning, is not merely a statement . It is useful to mention your supporting points in your thesis. a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence. Should answers the prompt with a statement as fact. What is a thesis statement? Q+A=T1 -Mrs. Kaminski Outline your essay before you write the thesis. Most prompts can be focused to one question Even if no prompt is assigned a question to answer can still be found. Just think what you plan to achieve and answer with your essay. WHERE? At the beginning of an essay to set the groundwork for a piece. WORKS CITED: Describes how topic is worthy of discussion. Expresses one specific main idea. "How to Write a Thesis Statement." Indiana.edu. Indiana University, 30 Jan.
2008. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml>.

"Thesis Statement." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 14 Feb.
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"Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL: Creating a Thesis
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