Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017     Views: 3370

thesis statement (also sometimes called a purpose statement) tells the reader what claim you will be making or point you will be showing in your writing. In other words, it gives the main argument of your work. 

Usually a thesis statement appears within the first paragraph of a paper. It should be arguableconcise, and specific. Thesis statements can take many forms, so see the Writing Center's tips on constructing a thesis.


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