Thesis and Supporting Points
Every academic text begins with a thesis: there are no exceptions. Each thesis must be supported by a minimum of two points. As the thesis is the reason for writing an academic text, it will always be found at the beginning of the text – usually somewhere in the first two paragraphs. A thesis and its supporting points will look something like this:
The works of Jane Austen contribute to long-winded and badly punctuated writing in students.
The negative effects of war are three-fold: economic, agricultural, and societal.
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