complex thesis statement
What you plan to argue + How you plan to argue it = Thesis
Specific Topic+ Attitude/Angle/Argument=Thesis
The best thesis statement is a balance of specific details and concise language. Your goal is to articulate an argument in detail without burdening the reader with too much information.
- Since free period time is for socializing,
- Because it’s the best place in the school for students to interact with each other,
Weak Thesis Statement: Students should spend their free period time in the lounge.
If your thesis statement introduces three reasons A, B and C, the reader will expect a section on reason A, a section on reason B, and a section on reason C.
The precise opinion gives your answer to a question about the subject. A good precise opinion is vital to the reader’s comprehension of the goal of the essay.
Your life just got a whole lot easier. Instead of trying to grapple with the myriad topic possibilities within your primary text, add a second text to the mix. Now all you have to do is read through a few journals and find a topic that seems interesting to you.
You don’t have your thesis nailed down yet. That’s how this process works.
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