How to Write a Thesis Paragraph

thesis paragraphIt seems none of the written assignments can cause you as many problems as a thesis paragraph does. No wonder, since this paragraph is the focus of your paper, and you should make it powerful. So, our tips on how to create a thesis paragraph can be right in time for you.
 
What is a thesis paragraph?
 
A thesis paragraph is a part of a text that outlines an argument clearly. Its length can vary from one to several sentences. The key point is that your thesis tells the reader an opinion on the research question set.
 
What are the functions of a thesis paragraph?
 
It serves to determine the purposes of investigation. It is a kind of instrument that can help a writer identify the scope of research.
 
How to write a thesis paragraph
 
Here are basic guidelines for writing a thesis paragraph:

  • Narrow down your topic.
  • Identify your research question and answer it.
  • Think how to express your answer persuasively and clearly.
  • Formulate it in one sentence and write it down. It will be your thesis statement.
  • Add a couple of sentences to the thesis statement. Make sure each of them is relevant to your thesis.

A sample of a thesis paragraph
 
Imagine that you have to write a paper about Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”. If you write something like Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” is a great novel, you will certainly fail to make a good thesis paragraph. You need to be more specific for the reader to understand your point, for example:
 
Through contrasting river and shore scenes, Twain’s Huckleberry Finn suggests that to find the true expression of American democratic ideals, one must leave “civilized” society and go back to nature.
 
You can also find more examples of a thesis paragraph on the following websites:
http://owl. english .purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/ and
http://www. unc .edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html.
 
What is a thesis sentence? Search for the answer to this question on our blog. Here, you can also find tips on how to make a good thesis statement.