We are sure you already have experience in writing thesis statements. And, probably, you think you know everything about writing a thesis statement. Yet, we suggest you check this right now just to make sure you do everything correctly.
First, how can you define a thesis statement? Let us remind you that almost any piece of academic writing requires a thesis, but it plays an especially important role in persuasive forms of writing.
Why else does writing thesis statements play such a significant role? Actually, theses have several crucial functions in your papers, and we want to remind you them as well.
Writing a thesis statement is important because:
this element in the introduction can tell the reader what the rest of the essay will be about;
it presents your interpretation of the issue under discussion and explains why you find it significant;
it introduces your argument, something that the reader can dispute.
The process of developing and writing a thesis statement might be rather time-consuming and tricky. You cannot create a thesis statement once you receive a topic of your paper. What steps should be taken then?
This is what you need to do before writing a thesis statement:
read your assignment several times and make sure you get it;
research the topic, collect evidences;
determine possible connections between facts, their significance, etc.
Finally, you need to make sure that you have created a really good thesis statement. How can you do it?
After you finish writing your thesis statement, ask the following questions:
Did I answer the main question?
Can the position I have taken be opposed?
Is my thesis vague or unclear?
Does it answer the “So what?” question?
We also recommend you read about revising, editing, and proofreading papers.