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The Thesis Statement A Road Map to Your Essay. What’s a thesis statement ?. Complete sentence that contains one main idea. This idea controls the content of the entire essay. Contains subpoints (helps a reader know how the essay will be organized.). Example.

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What’s a thesis statement?

  • Complete sentence that contains one main idea.
  • This idea controls the content of the entire essay.
  • Contains subpoints (helps a reader know how the essay will be organized.)
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Example

Psychologists have argued for decades about how a person’s character is formed. Numerous psychologists believe that one’s birth order (i.e. place in the family as the youngest, oldest, or middle child) has the greatest influence. I believe birth order can have a significant impact in the formation of a child’s character based on my own experience growing up in a family of four children. Birth order can strongly affect one’s relationship with parents, relationships with others, and how one views responsibility as an adult.

The thesis statement contains the main idea that controls the content of the essay.

Subpoints in the thesis or nearby help the reader know how the essay will be organized

key features
Key Features
  • states the main idea of the essay in a complete sentence, not in a question.
  • usually at the end of an introduction.
  • states an opinion or attitude on a topic. It doesn’t just state the topic, itself.
  • often lists subtopics.
  • does not directly announce your main topic.
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Key Features

Don’t State the Obvious

In this essay, I am going to discuss the effects of long-term drug abuse.

Long-term drug use can have disastrous effects on one’s marriage, career, and health.

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Answering an Open-Ended Question:

  • Answer in paragraph format (topic sentence or hook, reason for writing, supporting details, elaboration, and conclusion sentence)
  •  Restate the questionand answer all questions completely
  • Support your ideas with specific examples from the text
  • Make sure to write a conclusion. If you are convincing someone restate your opinion
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Question:
  • Do you believe the Federal Government of the United States is truly “balanced?” Consider the checks & balances between the three branches of government and decide if any one branch has more power than the others OR if they are equally powerful. Defend your position by using at least three (3) examples.
  • Today’s Goal: Develop a THESIS