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HOW TO WRITE A THESIS STATEMENT WEEK 6
Why Should Your Essay Contain A Thesis Statement? to test your ideas by distilling them into a sentence or two to better organize and develop your argument to provide your reader with a “guide” to your argument In general, your thesis statement will accomplish these goals if you think of the thesis as the answer to the question your essay explores.
How to Generate a Thesis Statement if the Topic is Assigned. Almost all assignments, no matter how complicated, can be reduced to a single question. Your first step, then, is to distill the assignment into a specific question.
How to Generate a Thesis Statement if the Topic is Assigned. For example, if your assignment is “People have become overly dependent on technology” or “A ban should be placed on the sale of cigarettes.” Ask yourself a question: “Have people become overly dependent on technology?” OR “Should a ban be placed on the sale of cigarettes?” After you’ve thought about the question your essay will answer, compose one or two complete sentences answering that question.

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