Which of the following should your thesis statement achieve?
- It should specify the point of the research.
- All of these are correct.
- It should provide unity and a sense of direction.
- It should set the argument and focus the entire paper.
( B )
This question focuses on what a thesis statement should do. While a thesis statement is a concise statement discussing the central argument of the paper, to maximize its effectiveness, it needs to include other elements as well.
There are several important components to a great thesis sentence: specificity; clarity; stating a position and/or making an argument, and providing focus for the entire paper.
An effective thesis statement does more than simply introduce the central argument of your paper; it also provides a roadmap for your paper, providing your reader with the specificity, clarity, and focus.