Creating an Argument: Developing a Thesis Statement

How do I develop a thesis statement

Identify a topic; Derive main point from topic;

In this tutorial from Bryan College Academic Support, we’re going to talk about how to develop a strong thesis statement in an essay.
A strong thesis is the backbone of an essay that unifies your paragraphs and keeps you on track defending your argument or opinion.
There are 6 easy steps to creating a thesis you can be proud of.

Learn how to develop a strong thesis statement that challenges your readers to think and stays both specific and focused

Thesis Statements - The Writing Center

The aspect of this source that I found to be most helpful was the bottom half of the handout that explains the different types of thesis statements possible. It clearly outlines how the purpose of the paper affects how you write your thesis statement. While the explanation of how to develop a thesis statement may be too vague, this handout clearly and concisely describes what a thesis statement is and its purpose while also addressing the fact that thesis statements vary depending on the type of paper that is being written.

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This source both explains what a thesis statement is while also providing detailed instructions about how to develop a thesis statement. Each specific step leads the viewer to a new page with in-depth examples and instructions as to how to go about each step in the process. The steps that this source outlines are identifying the topic, deriving a main point from the topic, drafting a thesis statement, refine the draft, and then complete the final thesis statement. The most helpful aspect of this source is that it devotes a great deal of space to explaining the steps it takes to refine and finalize a draft. This is particularly useful because some of the information could be applicable to revisions in general.

it is likely that you are being asked to develop a thesis and to support it persuasively.