Setting the tone for your essay is determined though your thesis statement. Summing up your entire essay essentially can be a daunting task. Thesis statements are the glue that holds your essay together. But, before your run away in fear, please continue reading to find ways to make developing your thesis statement easier.
Voice: Finding your voice in the essay is determined by a strong thesis statement. What would you like to say? What message would you like to put into the world? What would you like to portray? Studies show that most readers determine in the introduction paragraph whether or not they will continue reading the essay. So if you are publishing your essay, this is something to think about. You definitely want to create an engaging and intriguing thesis statement to draw your reader in for the long haul.
Point of view: What is your point of view in the essay? You want to make sure you have enough information to support your views. For example, if you are writing on the topic addressing if you are for or against abortion can be such a touching subject for certain individuals. So fully expressing your point of view and stating in your thesis whether or not your support this proposed idea is essential in fully expressing yourself in a respectful manner. Try to draw in both sides of the fence. A good writer helps the reader to see the imperfections and flaws in their characters, yet allowing the reader to still find compassion for the character. This is what you can do through a well written and fully expressive thesis statement. Make sure there is extensive research to support your point of view. This will give your view credibility.
Get support: I know plenty of high school and first year college students who struggle with writing an adequate thesis statement. I, myself, used to struggle as well. Sometimes you need to reach out for help. Luckily, most teachers are willing to help, colleges provide tutors, and there are even online support organizations that can help. Reach out to whichever is fitting to your situation. Do not get discouraged. The more you sharpen your writing skills, the stronger they will be. Always get a second pair of eyes to review your work. You can overlook things that others can pick up on. Formulating an essay can be challenging, but not impossible.