A thesis statement is a sentence or sentences which summarize the main idea(s) of your paper and clearly expresses what it is you are going to say about your topic. Your statement identifies what topic will be discussed and the purpose of your paper.
The thesis statement:
The rest of your paper presents information you have gathered, organized and developed to support your point of view, explanation or analysis of the topic.
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