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A thesis is a one or two sentence statement that directly states what your paper is about. Your thesis is generally one of the harder sentences to write, especially for those new to writing research papers. You want the reader to know with this one statement what your stance on the topic is and what you intend to prove with your research. Some good examples of a thesis statement would be:
- While cake and pie are both desserts, the structure, ingredients, and ease transportation sets pie apart from its main competitor.
- An analysis of video game profit margins reveals one challenge facing game developers: the success of AAA games and the popularity of independent titles.
- In the movies Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later, the opening sequence establishes the tone and theme of the film through non-diegetic sound, methodical pacing, and striking visuals.
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