Start your introduction with an interesting “hook” to reel your reader in. An introduction can begin with
Follow the steps below to formulate an argumentative thesis statement. All boxes must contain text. To learn how to write other kinds of thesis statements, please see our Writing a Thesis page.
Your thesis should be stated somewhere in the opening paragraphs of your paper, most often as the last sentence of the introduction. Often, a thesis will be one sentence, but for complex subjects, you may find it more effective to break the thesis statement into two sentences.
The kind of thesis statement you write will depend on the type of paper you are writing. Here is how to write the different kinds of thesis statements: