thesis statement example
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:
1. The moral of this novel is that love always wins. (The essay would present evidence and reasons to support that this is the moral of the novel.)
1. We should wear school uniforms because they would help reduce discipline, be cheaper than other clothing, and help create school pride.
However, “Although the individual Spanish and Portuguese reforms during the 18th century largely failed to re-establish control over the colonies, they only partially contributed to the independence movement rather than entirely caused it” would be a stronger choice.
For instance, “There were many Spanish and Portuguese reforms during the 18th century” would not be a suitable thesis statement.