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 Thesis Statements

The thesis is the main idea, your opinion or stance. The thesis statement controls and directs everything you say in the paper. It should include the words from the question, the key topics in the main body and your stance (opinion).

An Introduction Structure 

 

An Introduction example on CSR  

 

Thesis Statement Writing Structure

Question: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not an important consideration for business in 2018. To what extent do you agree.

Thesis statement (However): It has been argued that CSR is not an important consideration for 2018, which is possibly true for smaller companies. However, it is vitally important to implement CSR in larger corporations because it can improve reputation, investment and profitability

Thesis statement (Although). Although it has been argued that CSR is not an important consideration for 2018, which is possibly true for smaller companies, it is vitally important to implement CSR in larger corporations because it can improve reputation, investment and profitability.

Thesis statement (Despite): Despite it being argued that CSR is not an important consideration for 2018, which is possibly true for smaller companies. It is vitally important to implement CSR in larger corporations because it can improve reputation, investment and profitability

Thesis Statement (Agreement with question): It has been argued that CSR is not an important consideration for 2018, and to a certain extent this statement is true. Companies need to focus on investment of profit to stay competitive, innovate and invest in marketing strategies.

Thesis + outline combined

This essay will focus on three key elements of CSR in respect of reputation, investment and profitability. It will argue that these factors are vital for larger corporations and that to stay competitive these business companies need to consider CSR in 2018. It will also suggest that to a lesser degree CSR for smaller business is a secondary policy for and not as imperative compared to bigger corporations.

How to write an thesis statement.

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It focuses on different writing structures using words like however, although, despite and then includes a writing task. Students write three thesis statements using the introduction models. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

How to write an academic introduction.

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It then focuses on highlighting those key sections in three model introductions with particular attention to the thesis (question / topics / stance) and finally finishes with writing an introduction using a range of titles. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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