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HOW TO WRITE A THESIS STATEMENT
DEFINITION: A thesis statement is the single, specific claim that your essay supports.
•A good thesis statement is not simply an observation, a question, or a promise. It includes a topic, a precise
opinion, and reasoning.
PARTS OF A THESIS STATEMENT
THE SUBJECT
THE PRECISE
OPINION
THE BLUEPRINT OF
REASONS
It is basically
the topic of
your essay.
Your opinion on the
subject/the topic of
you essay.
This is where you show
your reader how you
should plan to argue and
prove your opinion.
• You should have three strong pieces of evidence to support you opinion. Later, you will expand on each detail in
the body of the essay.
YOU WILL NEED:
1) A TOPIC/SUBJECT.
2) YOUR OPINION ON IT.
3) REASONS/EVIDENCE TO BACK-UP YOUR OPINION.
EXAMPLE: The topic is music but it is too broad, so let´s select a particular genre of music, like
country, pop or hip hop. For example we select “hip hop” music as our topic. Then write your
on the topic.
For example: Hip hop is not offensive and positively influences urban youth.
Does that sound arguable? Will others disagree with that statement? Yes? So, it is good!
A thesis statement is an arguable statement now you need to support your opinion! How? You
to support evidence to support your opinion.
BLUEPRINT OF REASONS
1) Gives urban youth a chance for artistic expression.
2) It is a form of street poetry.
3) Inspires youth to overcome challenges.
POLISHED THESIS: Though many people dismiss hip hop as offensive, hip hop music inspires
youth to overcome challenges, offers an important opportunity for artistic expression and allows
to articulate the poetry of the street.
THE THESIS STATEMENT TELLS YOU READER:
1) Where you are going in your essay.
2) How your plan on getting there.
THESIS STATEMENTS- HOW TO CONSTRUCT AND COMPOSE:
How to prepare your thesis statements when you are composing thesis statements, you need to know the
following:
•Your topic( what your paper will deal with).
•Your claim( what you think about the topic).
•Reasons that support your claim(3 points that will persuade your readers to believe your claim)
THESIS WITH POINTS LISTED
1) Points at the end of the thesis statement.
2) Points at the beginning of the thesis statement.
3) Points listed in the sentence after the thesis statement.
EXAMPLE:
- Points listed at the end of the statement:
Everyone should shop at Walmart because they have variety, a large inventory and cheap prices.
-Points listed at the beginning of the statement:
The variety, large inventory and cheap prices at Walmart are why everyone should shop there.
-Points listed in the next sentence:
Everyone should shop at Walmart. They have variety, a large inventory and cheap prices.

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Thesis statement

  • 1. HOW TO WRITE A THESIS STATEMENT DEFINITION: A thesis statement is the single, specific claim that your essay supports. •A good thesis statement is not simply an observation, a question, or a promise. It includes a topic, a precise opinion, and reasoning. PARTS OF A THESIS STATEMENT THE SUBJECT THE PRECISE OPINION THE BLUEPRINT OF REASONS It is basically the topic of your essay. Your opinion on the subject/the topic of you essay. This is where you show your reader how you should plan to argue and prove your opinion.
  • 2. • You should have three strong pieces of evidence to support you opinion. Later, you will expand on each detail in the body of the essay. YOU WILL NEED: 1) A TOPIC/SUBJECT. 2) YOUR OPINION ON IT. 3) REASONS/EVIDENCE TO BACK-UP YOUR OPINION. EXAMPLE: The topic is music but it is too broad, so let´s select a particular genre of music, like country, pop or hip hop. For example we select “hip hop” music as our topic. Then write your on the topic. For example: Hip hop is not offensive and positively influences urban youth. Does that sound arguable? Will others disagree with that statement? Yes? So, it is good! A thesis statement is an arguable statement now you need to support your opinion! How? You to support evidence to support your opinion. BLUEPRINT OF REASONS 1) Gives urban youth a chance for artistic expression. 2) It is a form of street poetry. 3) Inspires youth to overcome challenges. POLISHED THESIS: Though many people dismiss hip hop as offensive, hip hop music inspires youth to overcome challenges, offers an important opportunity for artistic expression and allows to articulate the poetry of the street.
  • 3. THE THESIS STATEMENT TELLS YOU READER: 1) Where you are going in your essay. 2) How your plan on getting there. THESIS STATEMENTS- HOW TO CONSTRUCT AND COMPOSE: How to prepare your thesis statements when you are composing thesis statements, you need to know the following: •Your topic( what your paper will deal with). •Your claim( what you think about the topic). •Reasons that support your claim(3 points that will persuade your readers to believe your claim) THESIS WITH POINTS LISTED 1) Points at the end of the thesis statement. 2) Points at the beginning of the thesis statement. 3) Points listed in the sentence after the thesis statement. EXAMPLE: - Points listed at the end of the statement: Everyone should shop at Walmart because they have variety, a large inventory and cheap prices. -Points listed at the beginning of the statement: The variety, large inventory and cheap prices at Walmart are why everyone should shop there. -Points listed in the next sentence: Everyone should shop at Walmart. They have variety, a large inventory and cheap prices.