thesis statements, topic sentences, and transitions. Amanda Karim Writing Lab TA. Thesis Statements. A thesis statement is one sentence that briefly states your main point. A thesis statement must answer two questions for the reader: What is your topic?
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… Murderers cannot kill other people and expect to continue their lives as if nothing happened. It is important that murderers go to jail so that they will learn the seriousnessof taking a person’s life.
To prevent people from committing crime, society needs to send all murderers to jail so that everyone will understand the serious consequences of murder.