Your Essay's Title

Introduction:
* Stimulates reader's interest
* May provide background information
* often includes the thesis (at the end)



A
strong thesis usually:
* identifies the essay's overall point
* is a single, clear sentence
* presents an idea worth writing
about which is disputed                                                                                                                                       
and/or in need of explanation

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE:
How To Write a Thesis Statement
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Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements
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Conclusion:
** May begin with a restatement of the
thesis statement
** Brings a sense of closure to the essay
** Influences your reader's last impression
** Should not leave the reader hanging and/or
introduce new, unexplored points
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Sample Introduction
(description)
with thesis
statement