Thesis Statement Guide Development Tool
Follow the steps below to formulate a thesis statement. All cells must contain text.
1. State your topic.
2. State your opinion/main idea about this topic.
This will form the heart of your thesis. An effective statement will
- express one major idea.
- name the topic and assert something specific about it.
- be a more specific statement than the topic statement above.
- take a stance on an issue about which reasonable people might disagree.
- state your position on or opinion about the issue.
3. Give the strongest reason or assertion that supports your opinion/main idea.
4. Give another strong reason or assertion that supports your opinion/main idea.
5. Give one more strong reason or assertion that supports your opinion/main idea.
6. Include an opposing viewpoint to your opinion/main idea, if applicable. This should be an argument for the opposing view that you admit has some merit, even if you do not agree with the overall viewpoint.
7. Provide a possible title for your essay.
Thesis Statement Guide Results
Thesis Statement Model #1: Sample Thesis Statement
Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
Thesis Statement Model #2: Thesis with Concession
Notice that this model makes a concession by addressing an argument from the opposing viewpoint first, and then uses the phrase "even though" and states the writer's opinion/main idea as a rebuttal.
Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
Thesis Statement Model #3: Thesis with Reasons
Here, the use of "because" reveals the reasons behind the writer's opinion/main idea.
parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it shortens children's attention spans, it inhibits social interaction, and it isn't always intellectually stimulating.
Thesis Statement Model #4: Thesis with Concession and Reasons
This model both makes a concession to opposing viewpoint and states the reasons/arguments for the writer's main idea.
While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children's attention spans, and isn't always intellectually stimulating.
Remember: These thesis statements are generated based on the answers provided on the form. Use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like. Your ideas and the results are anonymous and confidential. When you build a thesis statement that works for you, ensure that it addresses the assignment. Finally, you may have to rewrite the thesis statement so that the spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct.
Thesis Statement Guide: Sample Outline
Use the outline below, which is based on the five–paragraph essay model, when drafting a plan for your own essay. This is meant as a guide only, so we encourage you to revise it in a way that works best for you.
Start your introduction with an interesting "hook" to reel your reader in. An introduction can begin with a rhetorical question, a quotation, an anecdote, a concession, an interesting fact, or a question that will be answered in your paper. The idea is to begin broadly and gradually bring the reader closer to the main idea of the paper. At the end of the introduction, you will present your thesis statement. The thesis statement model used in this example is a thesis with reasons.
Even though television can be educational , parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it shortens children's attention spans, it inhibits social interaction, and it is not always intellectually stimulating
First, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it shortens children's attention spans.
Notice that this Assertion is the first reason presented in the thesis statement. Remember that the thesis statement is a kind of "mapping tool" that helps you organize your ideas, and it helps your reader follow your argument. In this body paragraph, after the Assertion, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this first point. Explain what the evidence means. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement.
Additionally, it inhibits social interaction.
The first sentence of the second body paragraph should reflect an even stronger Assertion to support the thesis statement. Generally, the second point listed in the thesis statement should be developed here. Like with the previous paragraph, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this point after the Assertion. Explain what the evidence means. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement.
Finally, the most important reason parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch is it is not always intellectually stimulating.
Your strongest point should be revealed in the final body paragraph. Also, if it's appropriate, you can address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your thesis statement here. As always, include evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports your strongest point. Explain what the evidence means. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement.
Indeed, while television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch.
Rephrase your thesis statement in the first sentence of the conclusion. Instead of summarizing the points you just made, synthesize them. Show the reader how everything fits together. While you don't want to present new material here, you can echo the introduction, ask the reader questions, look to the future, or challenge your reader.
Remember: This outline is based on the five–paragraph model. Expand or condense it according to your particular assignment or the size of your opinion/main idea. Again, use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like, until you reach a thesis statement and outline that works for you.
TITLE: The Creation of the Earth
MYTH: The loving and heart-warming forgotten story to tell you,
The dark was a king of the universe way back when,
But he was in pain, KABOOM!, the most powerful EL, the god of the sky, creation and nation of Israel spew out of king dark’s chest,
Then there was everything, already born.
After of such time, he took a matter into his own hands and created his numerous children,
The list of names as follows:
The Ephraim lineage:
Neith and Nun-the earth and the chaotic waters
Ra – Goddramon Egyptian god of the sun,
Tefnut- Egyptian goddess of rain, snow, hail, ice, cold wind,
Shu- Egyptian god of air,
Nut- Egyptian goddess of the sky
Geb- Egyptian god of the earth
Osiris- Egyptian god of the under earth,
Hathor-ast- Egyptian mother goddess,
Horus-Halsemon Egyptian god of the sky (Heliopolitan avenger, Iron Garuda, wings of love, etc.)
Anubis-Anubimon Egyptian god of afterlife and doctors,
Khnum- Egyptian god of arts and crafts,
Sobek- Egyptian god of water and the Nile river,
Sekhmet- Egyptian god of war and fire,
Khonsu- Egyptian god of the moon,
And Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom.
The Kushite (East African, Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ethiopian) gods lineage:
Serket- Skullscorpiomon Kenyan goddess of death,
Heket- Tanzanian goddess of water,
Bast- Ethiopian founder of the independent nation of Wakanda.
The Ashur tribal lineage (Kurdistan):
Ashur- Assyrian god of the sky,
Shamash- Assyrian god of the sun,
Nanna- Assyrian goddess of the moon,
Baal- Assyrian god of thunder,
Tammuz- Assyrian god of the earth,
And Ningal- Assyrian god of war and fire.
The Benjaminite lineage:
Ormazd-(Aura Mazda)-Holy Angelmon (priest mode) Persian/Iranian god of the sky,
Vohu Manna- Muzuzu-Dorugyrmon Persian/Iranian god of animals and wildlife,
Khasatra vairya-Holy Angelmon Persian/Iranian god of war and metals,
Asha-Meramon Persian/Iranian god of fire,
Amertat-Ancient Troymon Persian/Iranian goddess of the earth,
Haurvatat-Ancient Mermaid Mon Persian/Iranian goddess of the sea,
Spenta Mainyu-Archangelmon Persian/Iranian god of sun, moon, and justice,
And Ahrimon- Persian/Iranian god of death.
The Menasha lineage:
Brahma- Vedic god of creation,
Vishnu- Vedic god of the sky (Matsya, Kurma, Varhara, Narasimha, and Kalki.)
(the fish, the green sea turtle, the warthog, the lion/tiger hybrid, and the horse.)
Lakshmi- the mother goddess,
Garuda-Garudamon Vedic god of the sky “in-training”,
Indra- Vedic god of thunder,
Agni- Vedic god of fire,
Vayu- Vedic god of air,
Varuna- Vedic god of the ocean,
Ganga- Vedic goddess of the river Ganges,
Surya- Vedic god of the sun,
Ratri- Vedic goddess of the moon,
Vritra-Vritramon Vedic god of evil,
Yama- Vedic god of death,
Shiva- Vedic god of destruction,
Kali- Vedic goddess of death,
Ganesha-Skullmammothmon Vedic god of wisdom.
The Issachar lineage:
(Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino gods)
Issachar Xian (China):
Yu-huang Chinese god of the sky,
Kuan-ti Chinese god of war,
Lei-gong Chinese god of thunder,
Zhu-rong Chinese god of the sun and the fire,
Nezha- Chinese goddess of moon and mischief,
And Yen-Wang-Lo Chinese god of death.
Issachar Amatsu-kami (Japan and Korea):
Yo- Japanese god of the sky,
Amaterasu- Japanese goddess of the sun,
Tsuki-yomi Japanese god of the moon,
Susanoomon- Japanese god of thunder and storms,
Kagutsuchi- Japanese god of fire,
Bishamon- Japanese god of war,
Inari- Japanese god of food,
And Mikaboshi- Japanese god of death.
Issachar Diwata (the Philippines):
Bathala- Filipino god of the sky,
Apo Laki- Filipino god of war and the sun,
Mayari- Filipino goddess of the moon and stars,
Anitun- Filipino goddess of air,
Aswang- Filipino god of death.
The Joseph lineage:
(Russian, Kazakhstani, Uzbek, and Mongol-Turkic gods)
Joseph Svargan (U.S.S.R):
Svarog- Russian god of the sky,
Saul- Russian goddess of the sun,
Perun- Russian god of thunder (ultimate marvel comics era),
Svarozvich- Russian god of fire,
Stribog- Russian god of air,
Wels- Russian god of death.
(Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and Turkey)
Tengri- god of the sky,
Koyash- god of the sun,
Ulgen- goddess of the moon,
Asena- the Wolf goddess of the snow,
Tulpar-the Pegasus god of the air,
Kuara- the god of thunder,
Erlik- god of death and evil.
The Naphtali lineage:
(West African, Senegalese, Cuban, Haitian, Liberian, Nigerian, Congolese, Angolan, and Mauritanian gods)
Nano-Buluku African god of the sky,
Anansi- African god of spiders,
Ogun- African god of war and the sun,
Legba- African god of the moon,
Sango- African god of thunder,
Damballah- African god of snakes and the earth,
The Death Baron- (Samadhi) African god of death,
The Gorilla King- African god of gorillas.
The Judah (Jewish) lineage:
Arch Angelmon (all of them),
Seraphimons (all of them),
The Gadite lineage:
(British, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Tlingit-Haida, Blackfoot, Cree, Assiniboine, Huron, Mexican, and Inuit gods)
Gad Tuatha da Dana an:
(The United Kingdom, Wales, Ireland, Scotland.)
Dagda- god of the sky,
Cernunnos-Moose Mon god of animals and wildlife,
Taranis- Jupitermon god of thunder,
Leir- Poseidomon god of the sea,
Morrigan- Dianamon goddess of war and death,
Lady of the lake- friend of King Artorius (Arthur),
King Artorius (Arthur), unda- god of war.
Manitou- god of the sky,
Thunderbird-Thunderbirmon god of thunder,
Raven- god of creation and mischief,
Tawa- god of the sun,
Sysyutl- god of the moon,
Haokah- god of thunder and rain/snow,
Owayodata- god of the wild animals and archery,
Spruce Sapling- god of death and rebirth/forests,
Toomazooma- god of storytellers.
Hodiak- god of the sky,
Nelvanna- goddess of northern lights and the moon,
Nunaq- god of animals and the sun,
Sedna- Seadramon goddess of the sea/Arctic Ocean.
Quetzalcoatl- Quetzalmon god of the sky,
Axolotl- god of sun and fire,
Huitzilopochtli- god of war and sacrifice,
Ozomatli- god of music,
Coatlique- goddess of the earth,
Mictlantcutli- god of death.
And after all that was said and done, EL then changed his name to Yahweh, created the various other planets for his heavenly
Children to live on, starting their own lives, finally, he turned to making fish and water mammals in the water, amphibians and
Reptiles on land along with various species of mammal that lived here, various types of birds in the air along with bats,
After all that he did, finally time to make Humanity and Mutants (Digimon/non-Digimon), (of course he loved us all),
Then he divided humanity and mutants into various nation-states across the known world, Africa (west and east) (including Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Somalia)
Anatolia (Cappadocia, modern-day Turkey)
Roman provinces of Caledonia (Scotland), Hibernia(Ireland), Cymru (Wales), Britannia (UK), Belgica (Belgium), Helvetia (Switzerland),
and Gaul (France),
Canada (north and south),
On the 7th and final day Yahweh took upon himself to take a royal nap,
One day Lucifer (Devimon) was angry that his inheritance was stolen, so he decided to destroy humanity,
He didn’t know that his brother was watching,
So he plotted to poison humanity with evil,
But before he could bite the apple thus, finishing his ultimate perfect plan,
God woke from his nap and said to him:
(I caught you in the tree trying to foil my plan)
Yes brother it’s me, I was trying to poison your loved ones,
God then said on to him next:
(I’ll take upon myself to keep my non-human children of earth safe by hiding them on Celestial Heliopolis,
As for humanity, for you Adam you must toil on earth until you return to it, and eve, you shall create your
Own children through suffering, and as for you my dear brother, you’ll then shed your skin, turn
Your eyes red, you’ll go bald, your skin will turn to armour, your ears and nose will shrivel and die,
You’ll have to shrivel your limbs until they’re gang green to a point where you’ll have elongated
Body that end with a rattle of dead skin on your tail, you’ll have the wings of a giant bat, finally,
You’ll have the horns of an ibex, and you’ll have no teeth except the canines in your mouth,
To only grow in your mouth as a pair of hypodermic needles in hospitals,
And you’ll have no choice but to exile yourself below the earth I made.
The Digimon creation story