Presentation on theme: "Thesis Statements. What is a Thesis Statement? it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. directly answers the question asked of you."— Presentation transcript:
What is a Thesis Statement? it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. directly answers the question asked of you. makes a claim that others might dispute. is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader.
An Essay is an Argument Remember, every essay is an argument. Essays seek to inform, persuade, convince, deter, help, and hinder people. The thesis statement serves as the main point of your argument. Begin your worksheet!
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