A thesis statement relays the main idea of the essay. Think of it as an umbrella; any main points in your essay must fit under this umbrella. A working thesis has two parts: a topic and a comment. The comment makes an important point about the topic. A thesis statement prepares readers for facts and details, so it may not be a fact itself. It is a generalization that requires further proof or supporting points. Once the thesis statement and opening are complete, it is time to address the body of the work.
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