What is "thesis statement"? Is it debate term?
A thesis statement is a short explanation to introduce the reader to your topic. A thesis statement acts as a road map to the topics discussed in your paper. It also helps prepare the reader for what to expect within the paper. For example, let's say you were assigned to write a paper on a controversial topic. Your thesis statement would give a clear, short explanation on what side of that controversial topic you are on and why. A thesis statement can be used in written language, such as a research paper and spoken language, like a debate. Ex: Her thesis statement is on the effects of the holocaust in Germany. Ex: He has a really strong thesis statement for his debate.