#1
I haven't had a proper English teacher since maybe 7th or 8th grade and now I'm a Senior and I've completely forgot what I'm doing when writing papers.

Could someone give me an example of a thesis statement?
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#2
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#3
State your main idea

example, about guitars

Guiatrs are...*finish sentance*
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#4
The thesis statement is just like what you're trying to prove.

For example:
Members of the pit are not good at giving advice because they try to be funny and repeat the same things over and over again.

Then later you go on to prove it.

Also, think of it basically as just saying what your paper is about.
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State your main idea

example, about guitars

Guiatrs are...*finish sentance*

filled with cocaine and used for smuggling
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#7
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The thesis statement is just like what you're trying to prove.

For example:
Members of the pit are not good at giving advice because they try to be funny and repeat the same things over and over again.

Then later you go on to prove it.

Also, think of it basically as just saying what your paper is about.



actually that's spot on....ha
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#8
you just state the point that you'll be arguing throughout the paper.

ex: You learn more from books then you do from movies.
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#12
I shall give you a short International Baccalaureate certified course on thesis writing this is generally for English papers not history ones.

topic + opinion = thesis

a thesis must be
-specific
-universal
-arguable

these simple things points should almost guarantee a good thesis here is an example of a bad one.

Bad Thesis: there are many powerful examples of memory and action in The Wars.

-this is bad because it is much too general and therefore it also becomes difficult to argue, it also only relates to the text so it is not very universal.

Now a good thesis

In Heart of Darkness, Conrad develops the idea that when faced with traumatic circumstances and beliefs that contradict their own values, individuals must struggle to maintain sanity.

It's still not perfect, but it is good and meets all three criteria. I know a method to get a good thesis but its kind of long so I'm not going to copy it unless you want me to.
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#13
Here's what I've got.

Btw the paper is about my best mentor, what I expect in a teacher, and how I learn best

Throughout life, many important lessons will be learned. You could learn from basic instinct, your mistakes, or most importantly, a teacher. Knowledge is best learned from a person who has personal experience and knows what they're doing.
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Here's what I've got.

Btw the paper is about my best mentor, what I expect in a teacher, and how I learn best

Throughout life, many important lessons will be learned. You could learn from basic instinct, your mistakes, or most importantly, a teacher. Knowledge is best learned from a person who has personal experience and knows what they're doing.

Alright, the only thing I see wrong there is most times in papers you don't want to use the word "you". Just substitute "one" instead.
so:
"One can learn from basic instinct, mistakes, or most importantly, a teacher"

So it looks like your thesis is your last line, I'm not sure but I think you may want to include supporting reasons like the subjects of your body paragraphs in your thesis.


Edit: You'd want to include everything your paper is about in your intro too, like your best learning style, expectations from a teacher, everything you said before.
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Alright, the only thing I see wrong there is most times in papers you don't want to use the word "you". Just substitute "one" instead.
so:
"One can learn from basic instinct, mistakes, or most importantly, a teacher"

So it looks like your thesis is your last line, I'm not sure but I think you may want to include supporting reasons like the subjects of your body paragraphs in your thesis.


Edit: You'd want to include everything your paper is about in your intro too, like your best learning style, expectations from a teacher, everything you said before.


I'm pretty much done and I've included everything stated in my thesis. I'm gonna finish up my conclusion and post it on here.
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