Answered By: Chrissine Cairns
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2018     Views: 27

A thesis statement helps the writer maintain his or her focus by summarizing the main point of the paper and typically consists of a complete sentence that identifies the topic and makes a specific assertion or point about that topic.  You may want to view The Writing Center’s Writing a Thesis Statement resource.  We also have a podcast on writing effective thesis statements.