Also known as the thesis statement, this is the most important part of the introductory paragraph. The thesis statement should make a controversial claim, or a strong argument, while addressing the prompt. If the thesis statement cannot be argued, then it is not strong enough. The goal of the writer is to use the thesis statement to guide the flow and organization of the paper, while still providing a point.
Remember to ask yourself: Is the first sentence eye-catching? Does the paragraph address the prompt? Is the thesis strong and controversial, and does it make a claim?
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