The thesis essentially serves as a mini-outline for the paper.
A thesis statement is necessary to focus your paper.
Let’s suppose now that after asking these questions, I’ve decided I want to narrow my topic into children and sports.
I might next have a thesis like this: Notice that I have beefed up my vocabulary a bit by changing “really good” to “beneficial.” For help with specific vocabulary, check out the Using Precise Language page.
In fifth grade, most kids know how to write an introduction, thesis statement and conclusion for an essay.
And they can provide detailed support for their ideas.
Notice that I also now have the three major elements of a thesis statement: 1) A : better cooperation, better coordination, and better overall health.
Most effective thesis statements contain this type of structure, often called an action plan or plan of development.
It’s worth a try if you are feeling like your students just aren’t delivering quality thesis statements.
After all, the thesis is the most important sentence of an essay.