what is in a thesis

A thesis statement is one sentence that expresses the main idea of a research paper or essay. It makes a claim, directly answering a question and must be very specific, as you can see in our thesis statement examples.

strong thesis example

A thesis statement is one sentence that expresses the main idea of a research paper or essay. It makes a claim, directly answering a question and must be very specific, as you can see in our thesis statement examples.

sample thesis sentence

1) Come up with a research question, 2) Answer it and take a position, 3) Support your answer with reasons. See thesis statement examples!

supporting claim

Supporting claim Using Details to Support a Claim by Joe Essid; prepared with the help of Pattie Fagan, School of Continuing Studies (printable version here) Writing teachers often praise