How to compose a thesis. By Mrs. Whiteford. What is a thesis?. “A thesis statement is a sentence that explicitly identifies the purpose of the paper or previews its main ideas.”. A thesis is:. An affirmation- not an observation Fact or observation: People use many lawn chemicals.
By Mrs. Whiteford
One main point!
Example : “It seems”
Example: “("I believe," "In my opinion")
Remember that a thesis is “work in progress” you must be flexible to change it as you conduct your research.
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