You’re not the first person to struggle with writing a thesis statement, and you won’t be the last.
This part of essay writing has vexed many college students, but luckily, I’m here to show you the ropes. This is important because your thesis is the main argument—the main point—you’re trying to make in your essay. Then you spend the rest of the essay backing up that claim with examples, reasoning, and sometimes professional sources that reinforce this claim.
It should come after the introduction and is usually just one sentence in the first paragraph of your first chapter.
So, for something so short, it could be overlooked as not being as important as other parts of the paper. In that short thesis statement should be contained your intention for the whole paper- so make sure you get it right!
First thing you do is figure out the essential qualities of each. Dogs and cats are generally furry, those horrible furless cats notwithstanding.
They have four legs, they're domestic pets, and in general they are happy to receive food, treats and affection.The assignment sheet may say exactly what you need to compare, or it may ask you to come up with a basis for comparison yourself.Once you know your basis for comparison, think critically about the similarities and differences between the items you are comparing, and compile a list of them.Thesis statements can be difficult, but the good news here is you already have the form your statement is going to take.Let's pretend you're going to do a compare and contrast about cats and dogs.For example, you might decide that in , being a true gentleman is not about luxury and self-indulgence but hard work and productivity.The list you have generated is not yet your outline for the essay, but it should provide you with enough similarities and differences to construct an initial plan.You could talk about your prior responsible behavior, how great the weather is and how there aren't many cars out, and how utterly the fridge is barren.As you practice these silly theses, you will get better and better at writing them. "Listen, Channing Tatum is hot and all, but George Clooney is one grounded, seasoned and poised motherf'r. A more complex thesis will usually include both similarities and differences.If you’ve been set this type of paper, you’ll need to know how to handle each part of its construction; and one of those parts is getting your thesis statement right!