Here are some characteristics of good thesis statements, with samples of good and poor ones.
Note that the better examples substitute specific argumentative points for sweeping general statements; they indicate a theoretical basis and promise substantial support.
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When you are asked to write an essay that creates an argument, your reader will probably expect a clear statement of your position.
Typically, this summary statement comes in the first paragraph of the essay, though there is no rigid rule about position.
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