How can I recognize the thesis statement in an essay?I have a book of essays but the essays are not well organised

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First, it's important to recognized that not every essay has a thesis. While argumentative essays have theses, many types of reflective and descriptive essay lack them.

Next, you should distinguish between a thesis, which is a central point or argument, and a "thesis statement", which is one or two sentences that express the main point or argument in a clear and condensed form. While teachers often insist that undergraduates use thesis statements as a way of clarifying the argument and structure of a paper, not all professional writers use them.

In an argumentative essay, you can identify a thesis statement as a short sequence of words containing, in simple and clear form, the central argument or point to be supported of an essay.


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