what is a thesis statement and can you please give examples?

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Answer by Sophia
the beginning statement.

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  • ʙαɦ_ɭıɩɩʏ_ɩανα_ɩαϻρ©

    The thesis statement is the main idea of the essay.
    “A dog is man’s best friend.” That common saying may contain some truth, but dogs are not the only animal friend whose companionship people enjoy. For many people, a cat is their best friend. Despite what dog lovers may believe, cats make excellent housepets as they are good companions, they are civilized members of the household, and they are easy to care for.

    Starting at “Despite what dog lovers…” and ending at “…care for.” is the thesis statement.

  • Alyssa!

    the thesis statement is basically the sentence that sums up what your paper is going to be about.
    for example, if you were writing a 3 point essay, the last sentence of your introductory paragraph should go some where along the lines of: “There should be random drugs tests in school because (reason 1), (reason 2), and (reason 3).” it should always be one sentence and at the end of your introductory paragraph.

  • Ms. Worth

    The thesis statement describes your ATTITUDE about your topic.
    It names what you are going to say ABOUT your topic.

    A thesis statement
    > is a single sentence
    > that takes a stand or makes a claim
    > which you can justify
    > on a single point
    > which may be debated
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    An argumentative thesis takes a stand and tries to convince people on an issue. The position must be supported with at least three reasons based on evidence or logic.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “My Summer Vacation” is not a thesis statement.
    ~ It is your TOPIC, but it does not describe what you are going to say ABOUT your summer vacation.
    ~ It does not “take a stand.”
    TOPIC: My Summer Vacation
    THESIS: My summer vacation was the worst ever!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “I lived at 10 Oak Street” is not a thesis statement.
    ~ It is not subject to debate
    .”Everyone wanted to live at 10 Oak Street” is a useless thesis statement.
    ~ You cannot justify this claim.

    But this is correct:
    TOPIC: My Childhood Home
    THESIS: The street where I grew up was a perfect place to be a kid.

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