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Copy of Copy of What is a thesis statement?

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For this essay, a thesis statement is a one sentence statement (not question) that tells your audience exactly what you are going to write about in your essay.
What is an Expository Essay Thesis statement?
First - Brainstorm about your topic.
To create an effective thesis statement...
There are several different types of brainstorming techniques that you can use for example:
Listing
Webbing
Free Writing
Mind Mapping
Once you have chosen your 3 best sub-topics you discovered about your topic, you will want to define your purpose, pick your audience, and then form a single one sentence statement.
Third:
What are your three most important sub-topics?
Drug use can have a negative impact on one’s life; therefore, it is important for people to understand how long-term drug use can have serious negative effects on an individuals’ marriage, career, and health.
You can see:
1.
My audeince
- people who are married and have a career
2.
My purpose
- the
importance of people understanding how long-term drug use can have serious negative effects
3.
My 3 sub-topic areas
1. marriage
2. career
3. health

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From this thesis statement....
When you are creating your thesis statement:
1. Needs to be a one sentence statement
2. Include a purpose and audience
3. Must include the three specific sub-topic areas related to your overall topic
4. Directly relate to the three supporting paragraphs that will be written in your essay.
So Remember...
1st - Choose your topic
2nd - Brainstorm about your topic
3rd - Choose the three most important areas about your topic that you want to write about. Define your purpose and audience.
4th - Form these three sub-topic areas into a one sentence statement to create your thesis statement.
Once you have done your brainstorming
choose the 3 most interesting sub-topic points
that you discovered about your topic.
If I was going to write about drug use, my thesis statement
could be something like this:
"Drug use can have a negative impact on one’s life; therefore, it is important for people to understand how long-term drug use can have serious negative effects on an individuals’ marriage, career, and health."
Fourth: Create the thesis statement
Here is an example!
Second:
Now that you have
the tools and information,
go create yours!

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