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Police & Society (Face-to-Face)

This Research Guide is designed to support CRIM 244, Police & Society

4. How Do I Write a Thesis Statement?

     A thesis is the central idea of a piece of writing with the entire work developing and supporting the idea.  Though sometimes unstated, a thesis should always govern a paper.  It usually appears as a thesis statement somewhere in the paper, primarily in the opening paragraph.

     For additional help on writing a strong thesis statement for your CRIM 244 Research Writing Assignment, view the tutorial below entitled "Creating a Thesis" and study the Thesis Statements Research Guide.  Here you will find a Thesis Statement Checklist, a description of some characteristics of a strong thesis statement, and links to useful websites.

     Finally, if needed, don't hesitate to contact or visit the Writers' Room, located in Room 1102 of the Education Center.  Appointments with a Writing Consultant may be made by calling 812-461-5359.

     The thesis statement should be submitted on Blackboard no later than Sunday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m.  This portion of the RWA is worth 15 points.