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THESIS STATEMENT

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What is a thesis statement?
A thesis is a statement conveying the main ideas of the
essay, making it easy for its reader to comprehend the
purpose of the essay.

It puts the main idea of the essay into focus!


For Example: if the prompt of the essay is
Should students be required to wear school uniforms?

and you are AGAINST the argument and you want to REFUTE the idea of school
uniforms, then your thesis statement might sound like this:
School uniforms are unnecessary because they hinder our
individuality and serve no educational value.

If you are FOR the argument and you want to SUPPORT or be an ADVOCATE of
school uniforms, then your thesis statement might look like this:
Public school students should be required to wear uniforms
because they reduce distractions from the academic mission
of the classroom, promote professionalism and foster the
idea of school unity.
Where do I write my thesis?
Thesis statements can and should go in 2 places within an essay:

1. The thesis should be the concluding sentence of the first


paragraph. This sentence should transition the reader from the
introduction to the body paragraph(s) while clearly stating the main
idea and purpose of the essay.

2. The thesis should also be restated within the conclusion


paragraph. This helps restate the main idea and purpose of the essay
while summing up your ideas for the reader.
Model identifying the THESIS
statement:
On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed The Equal Pay Act into
law. The act was supposed to prevent gender discrimination with regards to
employee wages. Put plainly, a women shall receive the identical earnings as
her male counterpart for the same job. However, the goal of that landmark
legislation is still unrealized. According to a study done by the Council of
Economic Advisors, In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year
earned 78 percent what the median man working full-time all year earned.
As a society we must continue to advocate for gender equality in the
workplace; both genders have to undergo the identical education and
training, assume the same risks, and achieving gender equality in the
workplace will set a positive global precedent.
Answer:
On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed The Equal Pay Act into
law. The act was supposed to prevent gender discrimination with regards to
employee wages. Put plainly, a women shall receive the identical earnings as
her male counterpart for the same job. However, the goal of that landmark
legislation is still unrealized. According to a study done by the Council of
Economic Advisors, In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year
earned 78 percent what the median man working full-time all year earned.
As a society we must continue to advocate for gender equality in
the workplace; both genders have to undergo the identical
education and training, assume the same risks, and achieving
gender equality in the workplace will set a positive global
precedent.
YOU TRY identifying the THESIS
statement:
Bullying must be stopped
Bullying is not just a case of kids being kids. The act of bullying
is a serious social issue. According to the National Center for
Education Statistics, Nearly one third of all students aged 12
18 reported having been bullied at school, some almost daily.
These victims of bullying miss thousands of school days and
become depressed. So whos responsible? The answer is all of
us. We must pass laws which severely punish the offender and
allocate the resources needed to teach each citizen about the
different forms of bullying; specifically, the physical, emotional,
and the social forms.
Answer:
Bullying is not just a case of kids being kids. The act of bullying
is a serious social issue. According to the National Center for
Education Statistics, Nearly one third of all students aged 12
18 reported having been bullied at school, some almost daily.
These victims of bullying miss thousands of school days and
become depressed. So whos responsible? The answer is all of
us. We must pass laws which severely punish the
offender and allocate the resources needed to teach
each citizen about the different forms of bullying;
specifically, the physical, emotional, and the social
forms.
Write your own THESIS:

Refer to worksheet (: