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Once you have formulated a thesis statement that fits this pattern and with which you are comfortable, you are ready to continue.
Reminder: If you make a final change to your thesis, always double-check your concluding paragraph. It might need adjustment, as well.
Question: Write the the question you have been assigned
or the prompt you are going to answer with your essay in the box below.
Correct : While a number of economic factors caused the stock market crash of 1929, the losses were made worse by uninformed first-time investors who made poor financial decisions.
A strong thesis statement is the foundation of an interesting, well-researched paper. A paper without a central claim to control the content and direction will leave the reader (and your teacher!) confused and unconvinced. Your thesis statement functions to capture the attention of the reader, provide information about the purpose and content of the paper, and to establish your stance on the subject as the author.