I am having trouble coming up with a thesis statement for A Child Called "IT".I am reading on how to come up with a thesis that need three main points that are going to need to support the main...

I am having trouble coming up with a thesis statement for A Child Called "IT".

I am reading on how to come up with a thesis that need three main points that are going to need to support the main point. I don't understand that. Can anyone give me any examples of a good thesis statement with 3 main points to support it. It needs to be a six page paper, and It is a great book to write a thesis paper on. But I am having trouble coming up with that Thesis statement for the fact that I m bad at knowing what a thesis statement is.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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A thesis statement is the main idea of what a paper is about. Typically, this statement allows a reader of the paper to know exactly what the paper is going to say without having to reader the paper at all.

Before writing your paper, you need to know exactly what type of paper you are going to be writing. The three main types of essays are analytical (used to break down ideas and evaluate them), an expository (where one explains something to an audience), and a argumentative (where you present your argument on a given topic).

Examples of each, in regards to "A Child Called It" would be:

Analytical: David's life held many challenges. One would describe the challenges that David faced as a result of living in an abusive home.

Expository: David Pelzer was an abused child whose abuse was horrific. One would be explaining David's life as one as an abused child.

Argumentative: David Pelzer did not deserve the life he lived as a child. One would take a stand on a point they believed to be true about a work. (Unfortunately, this would not be a good essay given many people would already agree with your stand. A more aggressive paper would state that David deserved the abuse that he suffered from at the hand of his mother. This being said, a thesis like this could be offensive to readers and the writer would never be able to persuade the audience.)

To create a thesis statement for the novel, one could consider the things that David had to do to survive. David had to steal food so as not to starve. Also, David had to hide the truth about his abuse so as not to be abused more. Lastly, David had to be strong (physically and mentally) so as to be able to survive the abuse.

These supporting ideas would lead the essay to be one of an expository nature. You, as the writer, would be explaining what it took for David to survive his childhood of abuse.

 

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