Thesis statement

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A thesis statement usually appears at the middle or end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc.wikipedia
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A thesis statement usually appears at the middle or end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc. It is usually expressed in one sentence, and the statement may be reiterated elsewhere.
Writing of expository essay often consists of following next steps: organizing thoughts (brainstorming), researching a topic, developing a thesis statement, writing the introduction, writing the body of essay, writing the conclusion.

Topic sentence

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In simple terms, first a thesis statement will have a main topic sentence formed from questioning it, then the writer's statement regarding the topic sentence, and finally ends with the specific supporting points detailing the writer's statement for justifying its relation with the topic sentence.
More than just being a mere summary, however, a topic sentence often provides a claim or an insight directly or indirectly related to the thesis.

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A thesis statement usually appears at the middle or end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc. It is usually expressed in one sentence, and the statement may be reiterated elsewhere.

Abstract (summary)

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A thesis statement usually appears at the middle or end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc. It is usually expressed in one sentence, and the statement may be reiterated elsewhere.

Academic publishing

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A thesis statement usually appears at the middle or end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc. It is usually expressed in one sentence, and the statement may be reiterated elsewhere.

Evidence

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The thesis statement is developed, supported, and explained in the course of the paper by means of examples and evidence.

Philosophical analysis

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There are three kinds of papers: analytical, expository, and argumentative.

Exposition (narrative)

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There are three kinds of papers: analytical, expository, and argumentative.

Argument

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There are three kinds of papers: analytical, expository, and argumentative.

Closing argument

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Conclusion (writing)

North Carolina Wesleyan College

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Lisa A. Kirby, Writing Effective Thesis Statements, North Carolina Wesleyan College

Tomas Bata University in Zlín

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Guide to Writing Master Thesis in English, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Pg. 48

Thesis (disambiguation)

The thesis statement (central argument) of a dissertation, essay, or other argumentative work

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life
Chapter 1, “Technology and Theory,” takes a cursory glance at Borgmann's main thesis: there is a pattern that can be detected in how we currently relate to technology.

Falk Laws

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During the Italian unification affecting the Papal State, Pope Pius IX in 1864 had published his Syllabus Errorum of 80 thesis statements denounced as false teaching and the encyclical Quanta cura against freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

Formative assessment

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A language teacher asks students to choose the best thesis statement from a selection; if all choose correctly she moves on; if only some do she may initiate a class discussion; if most answer incorrectly then she may review the work on thesis statements.

Research question

At an undergraduate level, the answer to the research question is the thesis statement.

Five-paragraph essay

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The introduction serves to inform the reader of the basic premises, and then to state the author's thesis, or central idea.

Lo!

Fort established his thesis for this particular book early on—that some sort of mysterious force, known as the "cosmic joker" (in his words), is responsible for the teleportation of people, animals, and materials.

Writing style

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Although each sentence conveys a thought, a literary work is not just a sequence of, say, eighty thoughts; it is rather a development of one central thesis through certain steps.

Patronage (novel)

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Patronage as a book is path-making; it was among the first novels with a thesis and as such, it opened the way for Sir Walter Scott's historical novels.

Runaway (Kanye West song)

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Thomas Conner of the Chicago Sun-Times cited the song as the thesis statement to the rest of the album, calling it "epic" and musing that West's "difficulty in communicating makes him a menace in the real world, but it's pretty compelling on record."

Eichmann in Jerusalem

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Arendt's book introduced the expression and concept the banality of evil. Her thesis is that Eichmann was not a fanatic or sociopath, but an extremely average person who relied on cliché defenses rather than thinking for himself and was motivated by professional promotion rather than ideology.