Monday, February 09, 2009

Thesis Statement

What is Thesis Statement?

A simple definition for Thesis Statement would be this;
The thesis statement is a sentence in your essay that contains the focus of your essay and tells your reader what the essay is going to be about.

For example:

Expository Essay Thesis Statement

Topic/Title: Explain why a healthy diet is important.

Weak Thesis Examples:
Too broad: A healthy diet is important.
Too narrow: People should include eight servings of fruits and vegetables in their diet everyday.
Off topic: Bananas are one of the most nutritious foods on earth.

Strong thesis: A healthy diet is important because it increases energy, prevents illness and promotes well-being in all people.

Persuasive Thesis Statement

Topic/Title: Convince your reader whether school uniforms should be mandatory in public schools.

Weak Thesis Examples:
Too broad: It is outrageous for students to be forced to wear school uniforms.
Too narrow: Students who are forced to wear school uniforms have their creativity stifled.
Off topic: When kids grow up, they will have bad memories of school.

Strong thesis: School uniforms should not be mandatory in public schools because it would stifle students’ creativity, take away students’ rights, and cause students to lose interest in school

1 comment:

Neeza Shahril said...

do I need a thesis statement to write an entry in a blog? ;)

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