Tip #10: Include a Thesis


Brian's Writing Tip #10: The Thesis Is Important“The most important sentence in a persuasive paper is the thesis. And by “persuasive” I mean papers that express or defend an opinion. That’s a broad range of writing that includes high school literary analysis papers, political speeches, and newspaper editorials, to name just a few. Even if you choose not to include the thesis in the paper verbatim, the exercise of clearly and concisely stating a paper’s main argument will improve both the paper and your thinking. Start every persuasive project by crafting a thesis – a single summarizing sentence that expresses in brief what the paper as a whole will flesh out.”


Please leave any comments below. Bloggers love comments.

About the Author

Brian WaskoBrian is the founder and president of WriteAtHome.com. One of his passions is to teach young people how to write better.View all posts by Brian Wasko

Leave a Reply

If you like a post, please take a second to click "like," and comment as often as you like.
We promise not to correct your grammar!