Thesis Statement Paper
A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the central point of a paper. It captures the main idea of the piece of writing and helps control the other ideas within the piece. It appears at the conclusion of the introductory paragraph, offering a summary of the essay’s central claim. Usually, one concise statement tells the readers the main argument of an essay and how the writer plans to shed light on the essay topic. This essay presents three examples of thesis statements from current healthcare debate topics and some of the aspects of writing and developing a thesis statement.
Thesis statement one
In this paper, we will assess whether the involvement of nurses in healthcare policy and advocacy influences the applicability and practicability of the policies developed.
Thesis statement two
This paper discusses the impact of unsafe nurse-patient ratios on nurse burnout and work-related stress on nursing staff.
Thesis statement three
With the rising healthcare costs in the US, poverty’s effects on health are significantly felt; this paper evaluates whether the health insurance system benefits the poor in meeting healthcare costs.
Aspects of Writing and Developing a Thesis Statement
There are different types of thesis statements. The types of thesis statements depend on the type of essay written (The American Psychological Association, 2020). The main types of essays include explanatory, argumentative, and analytical essays. An explanatory/expository thesis statement states the subject of the essay and the aspects of the essay explored.
An argumentative thesis statement captures the subject of a paper, the writer’s position based on the subject, and the reasons for taking the position. An analytical thesis statement captures the subject of the essay, the specific points of analysis, and the conclusion made as a result of the analysis.
The first thing to consider when developing a thesis statement is the type of essay written. The type of essay will determine how the thesis statement is developed. The elements of the different types of essays are different, thus the difference in what the thesis statement captures. For instance, an analytical thesis statement should include the subject of analysis, the aspects of analysis, and the conclusion made by the analysis.
In addition, it is always good to remember that a thesis statement should be concise and as short as possible. However, it should capture all the required information based on the type of essay. In given situations, the thesis statement may include several sentences, especially when the piece of writing is long. An essay containing more than five paragraphs may have two or more sentences.
The other aspect of consideration in developing a thesis statement is that it comes at the end of the introductory paragraph. However, it is not a summary of the introduction. The preceding part of the introduction generally introduces the subject. At the same time, the thesis statement captures the subject of the essay as it is written in the subsequent paragraphs of the essay.
In addition, it is essential to consider when developing a thesis statement to ensure it is as narrow as possible, captures the reader’s attention, and includes all the elements of a thesis statement based on the type of essay. Developing a broad thesis statement may lose the reader’s focus. Thus, narrowing the thesis statement and capturing the required elements is crucial.
In conclusion, a writer needs to think critically about the thesis statement of their paper to ensure the reader’s attention is captured, and the statement captures the paper’s primary claim. The four aspects of writing a thesis statement discussed above should be considered.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Retrieved from https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition
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