What is a Thesis Statement? Almost all of us—even if we don’t do it consciously—look early in an essay for a one- or two-sentence condensation of the argument or analysis that is to go after. We refer to that condensation as a thesis statement. Why Should Your Essay Contain a Thesis Statement? to test your ideas by distilling them into a sentence or two to better organize and develop your argument to provide your reader with a «guide» to your argument In general, your thesis statement will accomplish these goals if you think of the thesis as the response to the question your paper examines. How Can You Write a Good Thesis Statement? Here are some helpful hints to get[…]