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How to Write a Thesis Statement for a Research Paper What is a thesis statement? - A thesis statement helps organize your paper from beginning to end. - A thesis statement is one – three sentences that appear at/near the beginning of your paper that clearly state the parameters and focus of the paper. - The key idea(s)/argument(s) in your thesis statement should form the basic structure of your paper, so key words/phrases from the thesis statement should appear through your paper as it develops. - The conclusion of the paper should restate the goals and key ideas of the thesis and the conclusion you have reached about them. IN TERMS OF YOUR THESIS STATEMENT, I would like to see two things in particular as part of the draft you bring for review: 1) The title of your paper. 2) A short thesis statement underneath your title. This thesis statement should tell me in one - three sentences what you intend to focus on in your paper. Your thesis statement can be integrated into your introductory paragraph of your essay. It does
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