Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay

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Young writers often construct papers that lack focus and organization. While a thesis statement is designed to combat this issue, it is important that writers ask themselves the following questions: Did I state what I will be arguing? Did I state the reasons for my argument? Does it clearly tell the reader what my essay will be about? This resource delves into these questions, and will guide your class in determining whether an argument is worthwhile and how to draft a solid thesis statement for an argumentative essay. This is the second video in a series; however, you could also use it as a stand-alone lesson if you prefer.

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Pros

  • Explains the basics of how to develop a succinct and developed thesis statement
Cons

  • It would be beneficial to elaborate on having reasons in the thesis statement that you can expand upon in the body of your essay
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