The Thesis Statement
Genre: Academic Essay

1) THE OVERALL POINT OF THE ENTIRE ESSAY

2) AN IDEA WORTH WRITING ABOUT THAT IS
DISPUTED AND/OR IN NEED OF EXPLANATION

3) A COMPLETE SENTENCE

4) A SPECIFIC CONTRACT WITH THE READERS

5) (OFTEN) THE FINAL SENTENCE OF THE ESSAY'S
INTRODUCTION

6) TENTATIVE (for much of the writing process)

7) DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE PROMPT (WRITING
ASSIGNMENT)

8) AVOIDS SECOND PERSON (YOU/YOUR)/ONLY USES
FIRST PERSON WHEN APPROPRIATE


Thesis Statement or Bust

1.  Everyone should go to Las Vegas.

2.  Go to Las Vegas with your family for a fun
time.

3.  Chaffey College students should consider
spending time with friends at The Luxor
when visiting Las Vegas.

4.  Las Vegas is a great place to go.

5. Planning to wed in Las Vegas, budget-
minded Chaffey College students should
consider an Exalibur wedding.  

6. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

7. Chaffey College students, interested in
journalism careers, should consider
interning at Bullet Freight Company.

8. The theater museum was opened to
the public in 1989.

9.  Chaffey College students, visiting Las
Vegas with their familes, should try
dining at Batista’s Hole in the Wall Italian
restaurant.

10.  Experiencing the stresses of daily
student life, Chaffey College Panthers
should consider relaxing at Claremont’s
Botanical Gardens.

11.  This essay is going to discuss
reasons for Chaffey students to visit
Claremont’s Botanical Gardens.

12. Even though I could be more specific,
I have to say everyone will love
Claremont’s Botanical Gardens.

13. When looking for a romantic location
for a date, Chaffey College students
should consider trying Claremont’s Viva
Madrid.

14.The Bellagio in Las Vegas is the best
place for Chaffey College students to
visit.

15. The theater museum was opened to
the public in 1989.

16. Parents, feeding their families on
limited budgets, should consider trying
Upland’s Juan Pollo restaurant.

17. Chaffey students who are interested
in learning about London's theater
history should visit The Theater Museum
in Covent Garden.