Writing a Thesis Statement

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This tutorial explains how to write a thesis statement.

The following is an example of a topic: Why FedEx is the top shipping company in the world

The topic should not be in question form but should begin with one of the following:

  • How…. (followed by a subject, not a verb)
  • Why…. (followed by a subject, not a verb)
  • The effects of…..
  • The importance of….

The following is the topic that has been changed to thesis form:  

Topic: Why FedEx is the top shipping company in the world

Thesis: Though there are many fantastic shipping companies in the world, Frederick W. Smith’s FedEx company tops all.  

Note: The thesis should include the key words from the topic.