What is a thesis statement?

What is a thesis statement?
if u know.. could u give me and example ??

Thesis statement

From Wikipedia:

A thesis statement, also called a thesis, is the main point that is to be discussed by one or two sentences. Usually backed up by examples, the thesis statement is the theme of the whole piece. The thesis statement also provides the reader with a general idea of what the essay is going to be about. Thesis statements are very specific and to the point. This way the essay stays focused and narrow on the subject matter.

Generally, the thesis statement is introduced at the beginning of the piece describing the topic and how the writer is going to analyze the information on that topic. The topic is also summarized at the end, giving the reader, and essay, closure.

In university or high school writing, a thesis will typically contain multiple paragraphs. So will an essay, although it’s possible for an essay to consist of one lengthy paragraph (see topic sentence). For example, “In the early 1970s, a rock group named The Ramones captured the fancy of a generation of young people who mimicked the tattered fashion and punk attitude of these genuinely talented musicians, boosting them to fame.”

There is also a concluding statement that has to flow with the thesis statement. If one were to write a conclusion to an essay, it would be necessary to use the thesis as a supporting sentence in a conclusion.

“Though China’s economic and political reforms have shown much success, the social problems inherent in modern China remain a constant reminder of its past.”

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