Include an opposing viewpoint to your opinion/main idea, if applicable.
This should be an argument for the opposing view that you admit has some merit, even if you do not agree with the overall viewpoint.
Remember that the thesis statement is a kind of "mapping tool" that helps you organize your ideas, and it helps your reader follow your argument.
In this body paragraph, after the Assertion, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this first point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. The first sentence of the second body paragraph should reflect an even stronger Assertion to support the thesis statement.
Remember: These thesis statements are generated based on the answers provided on the form.
Use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like.
Gandhi had a better understanding of poverty than Marx. How or why does Gandhi understand poverty better than Marx?
This sentence lacks a support and is merely a statement; not a Thesis Statement.
Also, if it's appropriate, you can address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your thesis statement here.
As always, include evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports your strongest point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Rephrase your thesis statement in the first sentence of the conclusion.