Think of yourself as a member of a jury, listening to a lawyer who is presenting an opening argument. You'll want to know very soon whether the lawyer believes the accused to be guilty or not guilty, and how the lawyer plans to convince you. Readers of academic essays are like jury members: before they have read too far, they want to know what the essay argues as well as how the writer plans to make the argument. After reading your thesis statement, the reader should think, "This essay is going to try to convince me of something. I'm not convinced yet, but I'm interested to see how I might be. An effective thesis cannot be answered with a simple "yes" or "no.
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Last Updated: May 2, References. This article was co-authored by Bryce Warwick, JD. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 81, times. A strong paper needs a great thesis statement.
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This handout describes what a thesis statement is, how thesis statements work in your writing, and how you can craft or refine one for your draft. Writing in college often takes the form of persuasion—convincing others that you have an interesting, logical point of view on the subject you are studying. Persuasion is a skill you practice regularly in your daily life.
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, PhD. This article has been viewed , times. Students learning how to write a Master's Thesis will first learn that a central thesis question must be presented and subsequently answered.