thesis for argumentative essay
Let’s take a minute to first understand what makes a solid thesis statement, and what key components you need to write one of your own.
If you are still uncertain about how to write a thesis statement or what a good thesis statement is, be sure to consult with your teacher or professor to make sure you’re on the right track. It’s always a good idea to check in and make sure that your thesis statement is making a solid argument and that it can be supported by your research.
Individuals convicted of murder will go to hell when they die is not an argumentative thesis because its support rests on religious beliefs or values rather than evidence.
An argumentative thesis must be able to be supported by evidence. Claims that presuppose value systems, morals, or religious beliefs cannot be supported with evidence and therefore are not argumentative theses.
How can you use this evidence?
Idea 1. If your paper assignment asks you to answer a specific question, turn the question into an assertion and give reasons for your opinion.
Still, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when it comes to an argumentative thesis statement.
- Your thesis statement should be one to two sentences.
- Your thesis statement should clearly present the main ideaof your essay and make some kind ofassertion (even if that assertion is about bringing two sides together).
- Your thesis should not make an “announcement” about what your essay will cover. Instead, it should just present your assertion. For example, a thesis like this makes an announcement:
This lesson will provide several examples of thesis statements for argumentative essays to help you begin to write your own. For each example, you will first see the question that the essay is attempting to answer to help you better understand how your thesis should reflect your argument. These examples are limited to topics pertaining to school, but that does not mean that every argumentative essay is about school issues. Your essay and thesis might be about a wide variety of topics, but these examples will still help you write your thesis statement.
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