Definition: it is the single, specific claim that your essay supports.
A good thesis statement is: not simply an observation, a question or a promise. It includes a topic, a precise opinion and reasoning.
Parts of a Thesis Statement
1- The subject: basically, the topic of the essay
2- The precise opinion: your opinion on the topic
3- The blueprint of reasons: where you show your readers how you plan to argue and prove your opinion.
The blueprint is only effective if:
- I explain what I mean about each blueprint point in the body paragraphs
- I provide detailed examples for each blueprint point.
When you are composing thesis statements, you need to know the following:
- The topic (what your paper will deal with)
- Your claim (what you think about the topic)
- Reasons that support your claim (three points that will persuade your readers to believe what you’ve just claimed about the topic)