Your Essay’s Main Argument

960x600xnorthlight_0002_Asymmetry3.jpg.pagespeed.ic.LzPqEn8rD-Having chosen your topic and looked closely at the question or title, you should start developing your essay’s overarching argument. This is often referred to as the ‘thesis’ of an essay, and simply means the crucial idea that connects the many different parts of your study into a coherent piece of writing.

While you might do some preliminary research before you decide on your main argument, it is important to have an idea of your thesis to guide you in the research stage.

When planning, writing and reviewing your essay, be aware of your main argument and ensure that every paragraph and sentence of the essay is relevant and supportive of it.

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