Oh hi! Thanks for stopping by. The first thing you should do is to define your essay type. Different essay types may require different approaches and different thesis statements.
For example, a good thesis statement for an argumentative essay may look as following:
E.g. The most effective solution for the problem of poverty in Africa would be improved education system and better access to education, rather than humanitarian aid from developed countries.
Be sure to choose only the arguments you will be able to illustrate and develop in your essay. Feel free to revisit your thesis statement and rewrite it while you work on your paper and want to add or change something. If you decide to use the thesis statement suggested above, you will need to write one paragraph discussing a relationship between literacy of population and economic development of the country. Another paragraph should shed light on the current situation in Africa. Try to find the latest stats on education and economy in Africa. Numbers often speak louder than words when you need to illustrate your point and to persuade readers to share your position. The third paragraph should address the question of humanitarian aid and the attitude of the locals to it. Finally, make sure to repeat your thesis statement in the conclusion part, but use different wording.
Good luck and do let us know how it goes with your essay.
Outline and thesis generators
Are you struggling to write a thesis for your paper? Confused about how to construct an effective outline? Here are three websites that will help you do the job.
Thesis builder/outline generator
On this website, you can generate either a thesis statement or a paper outline. The outline, for a 5 paragraph essay, is especially helpful; It not only plugs in your main points, it also gives you tips and guidance for the rest of the paragraphs. You can extend this into a longer essay by printing the guidelines and applying them to the rest of your body paragraphs. Just plug in your main opinion, 2 supporting arguments, and one opposing argument, press the button for either the thesis or outline generator, and whallah!
University of Phoenix thesis builder
This is very similar to the above thesis builder, but it gives you an example before you actually plug in your own ideas. Also, it lacks the outline generation component. If you need a bit more guidance in coming up with your argument and supporting ideas, visit this site.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Outline Maker
This outline generator is awesome. Type in your thesis statement and up to 4 subtopics, with up to 3 pieces of supporting evidence for each subtopic. Then, press the button for your very own outline. Part of why this site is so helpful is because it guides you through the outline creation process in a very accessible way (the different parts of the outline are color-coded for visual learners) and helps you to see how to generate a successful outline.
When you are done using this, you will be more than ready to begin writing your paper!
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