Writing plays an immeasurably significant role in education, future career, and life in general. There is substantial evidence that writing may be more beneficial for the student’s language development in comparison with spoken tasks. By the completion of the writing lesson, students will know the definition of a thesis statement and the requirements for the writing of an effective thesis statement.
Every written work should include the central message or the main idea that should be reflected in the work’s arguments. The sentence that contains the author’s position concerning the main idea of the work is defined as a thesis statement (Elbow and Belanoff 180). A thesis statement is placed in the work’s introduction, and it should be as specific, precise, and clear as possible. However, it should be understandable for readers and should not include a comment that expresses the author’s position. For instance, instead of the statement “I think that we should save tigers,” an appropriate thesis statement should be, “As biological diversity substantively positively affects the planet’s ecology, people should save tigers.”
For the practice, students will be provided with several examples of thesis statements, and they should define correct statements and change inappropriate variants:
- In this essay, I will discuss the relationship between children and folktales (Folktales are regarded not only as a source of entertainment as they may provide insight into the children’s psychology as well.).
- The examination of various political sources related to the opinion survey demonstrates that Americans are ready to elect the first female president (correct).
- In “The Story of an Hour,” the main heroine was unhappy in marriage. (The in-depth examination of Kate Chopin’s short story revealed the dissatisfaction of the main heroine with her marriage life.).
Elbow, Peter, and Pat Belanoff. Being a Writer: A Community of Writers Revisited. McGraw-Hill, 2002.