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Thesis Statement 101

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Writing a thesis statement? Check out our tips
Published by Julia Lane

This blog post was written by former employee and SLC Writing Services Coordinator Hermine Chan.

Whether you are writing an argumentative essay, a reflection essay, or any other type of essay, you will need to include a thesis statement. Generally, a thesis statement is at the beginning of your essay, but the rules for its format and placement may vary across different cultures and disciplines.  

A strong thesis statement contains a claim, which controls the overall argumentation of your essay. Its purpose is to illustrate the relationship between two complex subjects, define causality, or evaluate a phenomenon. Watch the video for more tips on how to write a thesis statement and see some examples. Good luck with your assignments! 

~Daniel C.


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