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Are you writing a paper and confused by your teacher’s instruction? Do you want to help your teenager with a school essay but feel lost as to what advice to give? Are you returning to school yourself, after years away, and find that first essay assignment overwhelming? Is there a local or state issue that you need to write a legislature about but are uncertain of how to structure your thoughts?
Everyone runs into these situations at some point. People need to know how to state their viewpoints, how to support their views and how to present information properly. Considering that the writing process takes most writers years to perfect, it is common for teenagers and professional adults alike to struggle with writing.
Few writers are masterful essayists when they start out. Writing and supporting a strong thesis statement takes time and practice. Many writers struggle with constructing a thesis and how to support one with valid information. Thesis statements (theses) are probably the most challenging elements of essay writing. In this book, we attempt to present the crafting of thesis statements and their support in a simple, straightforward manner.
Think that thesis statements are only for high school essays? Think again.
Citizens who write letters to government representatives use thesis statements to voice their opinions and use facts and evidence to support them. Consumers reach out to businesses to suggest product improvements and make requests. Business professionals communicate in memos, emails and letters to colleagues and other businesses about products and services, and they use thesis statements to make their points.
Like all of the books in the Simple Guide Books series, The Simple Guide to Thesis Statements and Support is written for the person who may struggle with this topic and the person who needs basic explanations with straightforward examples. The book helps students, parents and professionals alike to achieve their goals of improving their writing.
All writers encounter thesis statements and support at some point. Student writers, from elementary school through graduate levels, compose and defend thesis statements in essays. As well, workers in every profession write thesis statements for a variety of purposes.