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What is a thesis statement supposed to look like?

What is a thesis statement supposed to look like?

A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the central point of your paper or essay. It usually comes near the end of your introduction. But the thesis statement should always clearly state the main idea you want to get across. Everything else in your essay should relate back to this idea.

Is a good thesis statement obvious?

A thesis statement is a contract between the writer and the reader. Writers should uphold that contract by delivering whatever was promised in the thesis statement. Thesis statements should also be defensible, they should not be obvious, and they should pass the So What? test.

What point of view is a thesis statement?

Thesis statements are one sentence long and are focused, clear, declarative, and written in third person voice.

What is the difference between a thesis and a working thesis?

A working thesis is different from a final thesis in that it is meant to evolve throughout the course of your writing. The defining characteristic of a working thesis is that it is flexible. What makes it a “working” thesis is that it is subject to change as your ideas develop.

What are the contents of a thesis?

Content of thesis A typical thesis will contain: Title page: Title, name affiliation & date. Table of contents: This should show page numbering of chapters and appendices. It is also sometimes helpful to have lists of tables and figures.

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