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# What is the purpose of thesis statement in essay writing?

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19 Apr 2017, 23:07
A thesis statement makes a promise to the reader about the scope, purpose, and direction of the paper. It summarizes the conclusions that the writer has reached about the topic.Sometimes in a long paper, the thesis will be expressed in several sentences or an entire paragraph.What is the purpose of thesis statement in essay writing?
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20 Apr 2017, 05:08
dannysamuel wrote:
A thesis statement makes a promise to the reader about the scope, purpose, and direction of the paper. It summarizes the conclusions that the writer has reached about the topic.Sometimes in a long paper, the thesis will be expressed in several sentences or an entire paragraph.What is the purpose of thesis statement in essay writing?

I don't think in an essay we have a thesis - more likely an introduction. It should address the topic of the essay, and present some general directions to "where the whole essay goes".
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20 Apr 2017, 07:49
dannysamuel wrote:
A thesis statement makes a promise to the reader about the scope, purpose, and direction of the paper. It summarizes the conclusions that the writer has reached about the topic.Sometimes in a long paper, the thesis will be expressed in several sentences or an entire paragraph.What is the purpose of thesis statement in essay writing?

I think that every essay needs thesis statement to "help organize and develop the system of proper writing". The more detail about thesis statements is explained here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thesis_statement

Thesis statements help writers focus on the point and avoid going too far from the point. Thesis statements help readers easily understand the main point and follow the whole ideas.
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25 Apr 2017, 22:39
dannysamuel wrote:
A thesis statement makes a promise to the reader about the scope, purpose, and direction of the paper. It summarizes the conclusions that the writer has reached about the topic.Sometimes in a long paper, the thesis will be expressed in several sentences or an entire paragraph.What is the purpose of thesis statement in essay writing?

Lol I always thought of that question still cant find any answers :p
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