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How to write a thesis statement

How to write a thesis statement. Outlines clear steps of how to write a thesis statement and provides examples. Example: same-sex parenting.

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1. A thesis statement is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper.

2. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence.

3. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper(but can be placed elsewhere).

4. Your topic may change as you ...

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Five key steps outlining how to produce a successful thesis statement for a sociology paper. An example is provided for a complicated paper on same sex parenting and psychosocial development in children.