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Thesis Statement

a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the mainpoint or claim of an essay, research paper,  and is developed,supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.

Your thesis must make an argument. It is the road map to the argument you will subsequently develop in your paper.

Limit a thesis statement to one or two sentences in length

Does my thesis pass the “So what?” test? If a reader’s first response is, “So what?” then you need to clarify, to forge a relationship, or to connect to a larger issue.