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THESIS
STATEMENTS
An Essential Essay Element
“What is a thesis
statement?”
A single statement that
explains what your essay will
discuss
Found in the introduction
Restated in the conclusion of
t...
{
“Financial
responsibility is when
a person controls his
or her spending, and
anybody can do it.”
This thesis tells the r...
{
“In The Call of the Wild,
by Jack London,
civilized and primitive
life are both present in
the story, but they are
not t...
{
Moeller is an environmental
hero because their laptop
program saves paper, the lack
of air conditioning uses less
electr...
{Review
Thesis Statements
A Thesis Statement
describes what your
essay will be about—and
how you feel about it
Thesis Statements
A Thesis Statement is
found at the beginning
of the essay—then
restated at the
conclusion
Thesis Statements
{ {It Should Never be a
Question
Do you
know how
to bake a
cake?
Always State Your Ideas
 Baking a cake is
easy, and thi...
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THESIS
STATEMENTS
An Essential Essay Element
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  1. 1. { THESIS STATEMENTS An Essential Essay Element
  2. 2. “What is a thesis statement?”
  3. 3. A single statement that explains what your essay will discuss Found in the introduction Restated in the conclusion of the essay Gives away the opinion of the writer Thesis Statement
  4. 4. { “Financial responsibility is when a person controls his or her spending, and anybody can do it.” This thesis tells the reader that the essay will discuss financial responsibility Notice that it clearly expresses the writer’s opinion, as well (without using “I”) Thesis Statement
  5. 5. { “In The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, civilized and primitive life are both present in the story, but they are not treated equally.” This thesis expresses the writer’s argument: the novel treats one way of living, civilized or primitive, as better than the other. The reader doesn’t need to know all the details of the essay in the intro, so those are saved for the body Thesis Statement
  6. 6. { Moeller is an environmental hero because their laptop program saves paper, the lack of air conditioning uses less electricity, and the cafeteria does many things to create less waste. Not only does this thesis express the opinion of the writer and the topic of the essay (Moeller and Environmentalism), it provides the three main supporting details of the argument Thesis Statement
  7. 7. {Review Thesis Statements
  8. 8. A Thesis Statement describes what your essay will be about—and how you feel about it Thesis Statements
  9. 9. A Thesis Statement is found at the beginning of the essay—then restated at the conclusion Thesis Statements
  10. 10. { {It Should Never be a Question Do you know how to bake a cake? Always State Your Ideas  Baking a cake is easy, and this is the best recipe for a double-layered chocolate birthday cake. Thesis Statements
  11. 11. { THESIS STATEMENTS An Essential Essay Element
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