Q. How do I set up a thesis statement?


To learn how to set up a thesis statement and see examples, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

A thesis statement is:

  • Usually the last sentence in the first paragraph of your paper.
  • A specific idea and it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper.
  • Supported in the paper with specific evidence and examples.
  • An arguable statement and not in the form of a question.

You may also want to visit the Writing Center or set up an appointment for tutoring on your campus to work on your paper.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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