A strong academic paper has a strong argument. A thesis statement will keep your paper focused, persuasive, and interesting.
Think about your topic. Read through your sources. Then consider:
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* Start in the middle. After you construct your thesis statement, jump right in! Write the intro and conclusion last.
* The KISS Principle - Keep It Simple, Students!
* Cut unnecessary words.
* Don't use a big word if a small one will do.
* Use active verbs.