Q. How do I set up a thesis statement?


To learn tips for writing a thesis statement, 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.

If you are still stuck, set up an appointment with a tutor.

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  • Last Updated Jul 31, 2018
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