A formula For Writing Thesis Statement
First, thesis statements have three main elements:
- Your Position
- The Qualification
- The Reason
- Determine your Topics
What’s the general category of your essay? (for this example we will use school.)
- Determine Your Position
What is the one thing about your topic that you believe is true? If you don’t know, take the time to map out your topic. (this Example: Schools have too many students.)
- Think Of A Qualification
Is there a valid argument against your position? some questions that might help:
A. Is what you say always true?
B. Are there exceptions?
C. Are there good reasons your position will have a downside?
What reasons would your position have any problems, and can you admit them up front?
(This Example: Although schools of over a thousand students have flourished in America…)
- Give The Reason
Why do you think your position is correct in spite of your qualification? (This Example: Small school populations lend themselves to building a community of learners.)
- Put Them Together
Arrange your steps in this order: 3+4+2 = Thesis
(Qualification + Reason + Position = Thesis) This Example: Although schools of over a thousand students have flourished in America, small school populations lend themselves to building a good community of learners and therefore we should consider limiting school populations to a hundred.)