Skip Nav

Welcome to the Purdue OWL

Language & Lit

❶But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely.


Report Abuse
How to Cite

A sentence that clarifies your position is the thesis statement. Its purpose is to guide your paper and keep your writing focused. It is more effective if it's one or two statements and is located early in the paper.

The thesis statement works best in the introduction of your paper. Begin the paper with an engaging statement and lead the reader to the main point or the thesis statement. Avoid embedding the thesis in the middle of the introduction where it can be overlooked. It is more effective if it's near the end of the introduction or the last sentence of the introduction. Introductions are usually one paragraph in length; however, some longer papers require more than one paragraph to introduce the topic.

Avoid vague words in your thesis statement, such as "many" or "interesting. The thesis should only mention the issues you wish to discuss in your paper. If your thesis is two sentences in length, you may be able to combine the sentences into one sentence with either a coordinating or subordinating conjunction to help relate the ideas. This Site Might Help You.

I think it depends on the teacher, but conventionally since it is called a "thesis statement" and not "thesis statements", it should only be made up of only one sentence.

I have been taught that it should only be one sentence so I think it is not okay. But if you can't rephrase your two sentences to become one sentence, just make it into a compound sentence using "and". That's one way of making your two sentences into one sentence. I am not an english teacher, but just yesterday I was helping my daughter write a persuasive essay and her thesis had 2 sentences.

The book said it was ok as long as it was stating one thought or idea. I don't know what you are writing so I can be sure, but it was ok of her. She is in 8th grade. Normally I read 4 -5 catalogs a week. But if there is something good on TV then I will watch it certainly. Books improve your grammar, reading level, spelling, vocabulary, and are usually more educational than T generally. It's supposed to be only one sentence. Maybe try to rework the two sentences into one.

A semi-colon used correctly can be a big help! I had trouble understanding the concepts of essay writing at first until someone actually taught it to me.

Main Topics

Privacy Policy

Feb 11,  · Can my thesis statement be more than one sentence? I'm writing a paper that's due in a couple hours, and I realized that my thesis statement is really 2 sentences, but they really can't be forced into one Resolved.

Privacy FAQs

Well, usually thesis statement is one sentence, however in some cases (e.g. a very in-depth or detailed paper) it may be appropriate to include a longer thesis statement. You should ask your professor for their advice if you think you need to use a thesis statement that is longer than one sentence.

About Our Ads

Generally, the thesis statement is the final sentence of your introduction. Sometimes, it is a good idea to use two sentences. For example, you might identify your main point in one sentence and then identify your supporting points in a second sentence. [Note: Sometimes thesis statements are more than one sentence long.] 4. Statements such as "In this essay I will discuss " or "I will compare two stories in this paper" or "I was interested in Marji's relationship with God, so I thought I would talk about it in this essay" are not thesis statements and are unnecessary, since mentioning the.

Cookie Info

How to Write a Good Thesis Statement Share Flipboard Email Print An Introduction to Essay Writing but it's important to know how to write one because a thesis statement is the heart of any essay you write. Here are some tips and examples to follow. It should not be more than a sentence or two. Don't be vague, or your reader won't care. A thesis can be more than 2 sentences when it is not possible to write down all the main ideas and sub points in 2 sentences. When writing long papers, thesis or dissertation a thesis statement that is more than 2 sentences may be appropriate.