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Thesis Sentence

A thesis statement is a sentence (or two) that states what you are going to do in your essay. It is a kind of signpostsomething that tells you where to go or map that shows the reader what direction you will take. It usually comes at the end of the Introduction.

In this essay, I will outline the arguments for and against sex education in schools.

In this essay, I will examine some reasons for the growth of the tourism industry.

You can leave out "I."

This essay looks at ideas in favour of and against early marriage.

This essay will discuss the benefits of having universal free health care.

Show how many parts your essay will have

Sometimes the reader can tell which paragraphs will follow the thesis statement.

I am going to analyse the effects of drugs on the individual, the family, and society. 

In an essay with the thesis statement above, there will clearly be three parts - one on the effects of drugs on the individual, one part with the effects on the family, and another with the effects on society.

Be Strong

Sometimes you don't need a "will" or "going to". Your thesis statement is so strong that it is clear what your opinion is.

Beating children brutalizes parents, damages the parent-child relationship, and is completely unnecessary.

In an essay with the thesis statement above, there will clearly be three parts - one on the effects of corporal punishment on parents, one part with the effects relationship, and another which claims that beating is not needed.

Words to use in the thesis sentence 

analyze, look at, examine, discuss, outline, consider, describe

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