How to Write a Thesis Statement
Eventually, you want to stop the search for ideas and settle on what you want to say about the topic. That is what your thesis is: a declaration of the point your paper is going to make. A thesis must be a declarative statement, not a question. It should not be a complicated sentence that introduces more than one idea. That will only make your essay more difficult to write.
While your thesis statement will be the statement of your opinion, which you are going to back up with evidence and examples, refrain from prefacing it with “I believe.” For example, “I believe climate warming endangers our future.” Better: “Climate warming endangers our future.” Then your body will be showing the “becauses.”
Some possible thesis statements:
- Climate warming endangers our future.
- Climate warming is a hoax.
- Overuse of fossil fuels endangers our planet.