The thesis statement is the most important part of an essay. It is the major argument or point that you will be discussing throughout the essay.
Because everything else you write relates to your thesis statement, it's a good idea to plan it before you start writing.
Keep in mind these characteristics of a strong thesis statement when you craft yours:
If an essay is like a building, then your thesis statement is its foundation.
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These resources can help you build a strong, relevant thesis statement for your essay:
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|Resources for students writing research papers and other upper-level assignments
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