Thesis Statements

These resources address how to compose a thesis statement.

 

Creating a Thesis Statement [E-HANDOUT]
Purdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

This e-handout comes from the goal standard of online writing resource center’s, Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). The e-handout begins with four tips for writing a thesis and then provides examples with commentary of well composed thesis statements.

How to Write a Thesis Statement [E-HANDOUT]
Writing Tutorial Services – Indiana University Bloomington
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml

Taking a more Q&A approach to thesis statement development, this e-handout addresses the questions What is a thesis statement? Why should an essay contain one? And How can you write a good thesis statement? 

Thesis Statements [E-HANDOUT]
The Writing Center – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

This e-handout not only explains what a thesis statement is, but it addresses how to determine if the thesis is strong and provides several good examples with commentary.

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