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8th Grade Research and Communications Class: Writing Thesis Statements

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Thesis Statement Examples

  • As children love to indulge in fast foods and spend their time in front of the television or by playing video games, obesity in children has become a common health problem.

  • Though people argue that examinations cause too much stress and tension in students, they are important in evaluating the student's knowledge.

  • Making uniforms mandatory in public schools will ensure that financial differences among students will not be known.

Thesis:  Take a Stand and PROVE It!

I enjoy white water rafting.
A first water rafting experience can challenge the body and spirit and transform an adolescent into an adult.

Hip hop is the best thing that has happened to music in twenty years.
Though many people dismiss hip hop as offensive, hip hop music offers urban youth an important opportunity for artistic expression and allows them to articulate the poetry of the street.

Many people object to today's violent horror movies.
Despite their high-tech special effects, today's graphically violent horror movies do not convey the creative use of cinematography or the emotional impact seen in the classic horror films of the 1940s and 50s.

Many people use lawn chemicals.
People are poisoning the environment with chemicals merely to keep their lawns clean.