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09/07/2019

How can I make an interesting and good thesis statement for my essay?

QUESTION
How can I make an interesting and good thesis statement for my essay?
I have a 5-paragraph essay due for honors english tenth grade Monday the 8th, and i have trouble writing thesis statements. Can anyone help me write a nice, not boring, thesis statement? I am writing about good vs. evil in the Grapes of Wrath, but i just need a way to write one, not the actual statement for my essay. Thanks!

ANSWER
In a thesis statement, never list things. That’s the number one rule I was taught in my advanced class.

Now, try to summarize your essay in one sentence. Yes, that is what the thesis is, but just take a few seconds to write a quick summary. Don’t worry about it being nicley written.

Now, revise this sentence with more sophisticated words and there you go!

Here are a few examples of some I’ve written for essays:

– Dangerous hypocritical claims of being a good-hearted person is a reoccurring theme carried throughout the play.
– Arthur Miller’s play, “The Crucible”, deals with the many disputes and the continuous motif of “breaking charity.”
– It started as a craze built from the basis of an inspiring novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter led to the creation of additional prose on the topic. THESIS: One in particular, “Who Killed Arthur Dimmesdale?”, leaves readers wondering if Perry Turner’s theory is possible.