Virginia W.

asked • 12/20/12

what is a thesis statement?

i'm confused on what exactly is a thesis statement. Someone please help explain this to me.

Julie F.

A thesis statement is the author's key point. A good author begins each paragraph with a thesis statement and then supports his/her thesis statement with four or five  statements that build upon their thesis statement. They then conclude use their final statement as a concluding statement.

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12/26/12

Don M.

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There is only one thesis statement. Each body paragraph begins with a topic sentence.

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02/26/13

Alex B.

You can see that there is more than one way to write a thesis statement, depending on what you find out in your research and what your opinion is.
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01/28/17

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Carol D. answered • 01/05/13

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The thesis statement is the sentence that states the main idea of a writing assignment and helps control the ideas within the paper. It is not merely a topic. It often reflects an opinion or judgment that a writer has made about a reading or personal experience.
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Annette P. answered • 05/09/13

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