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A thesis statement is a section of text which clearly outlines the argument that will be presented in a paper.
Ex: It is a great idea for schools to implement a policy on school uniforms because statistics show that students who wear uniforms earn better grades , the male students aren't as distracted by what the female students are (or aren't) wearing, and students feel a sense of equality with one another.
Thesis statements include the points that will be supported in the argument.
The purpose of argumentation (sometimes also called persuasive writing ) is to prove the validity of an idea, or point of view, by presenting sound reasoning, discussion, and argument that thoroughly convince the reader.
Persuasive writing is a type of argumentation with the additional aim to urge the reader to take some form of action .