All essays that involve the
development of an argument require a thesis: the
point you are arguing. While the topic is your
subject, the thesis defines your position on that
subject. Your essay will take a position and will
provide convincing evidence to support that view.
It is important to develop a working thesis early
because it will help direct your thoughts and
research; of course your thesis may change as
your reading and writing progresses and you begin
to incorporate new information.
Once you have chosen your topic, you can begin
to formulate your thesis by thinking closely about
it, doing some exploratory reading, or drawing
from lectures or conversations with classmates
and friends. One way to develop a thesis is to
ask yourself questions about the topic and to
focus on a central issue or problem, which the
topic raises. Your answer to this question will
be your thesis.
If you are having trouble developing a thesis,
try brainstorming. You can brainstorm verbally
with other people, or work alone, writing all
your ideas on paper. The important thing about
brainstorming is not to edit your thoughts. Write
down everything, which occurs to you about the
topic, no matter how irrelevant or bizarre.
The next stage is to make connections between
your ideas, and to group them into sub-topics,
expanding those that you can explore in more detail.
Then see if you can put the groups into some kind
of logical order, discarding those that do turn
out to be irrelevant or bizarre. In most cases
you will find that you have the beginning of an
essay - something that implies a basic point of
view you can explore further and refine into a
fully developed argument.
There are several good books on using the brainstorming
process to generate ideas for writing, including
Tony Buzan's 'Use Both Sides of Your Brain' and
Gabrielle Lusser Rico's 'Writing the Natural Way'.
If you are still unsure about the topic, you should
consult your instructor after you have done some
thinking about the topic on your own.
To further, elaborate on thesis keep in mind
these goals, which will help you even more in
writing a thesis for your essay.
- Building a strong
Your thesis should have a strong stand, conclude
your thesis with strong statements.
A vague thesis statement
There are some positive and negative aspects
to the All-slim diet plan
Strong thesis statement
Because all-slim diet plans take
into account diet pills and no amount of carbohydrate
all day which can result in harming a persons
body if he doesn't follow his doctors advice
and start this diet without his recommendation
his weight will be lost but in long process
his health will suffer.
- Give your thesis
Your thesis should not be a simple
sentence, make it in a form that discussion
arises from it which is duly justified by proper
strong thesis follows only one main idea
Never confuse a reader given him
more than one idea, try to focus your thesis
statement on one main idea and work on it the
- Make your thesis
Try to make your thesis specific
and to the point, don’t let your point
stray in the the opposite direction this will
help in making your essay manageable.