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Introduction to Thesis Support

Introduction to Thesis Support

Author: Evan Saathoff

This lesson provides an overview to the parts of an essay, including thesis, main ideas, claims, evidence, and support.

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Terms to Know

A type of main idea where the author is making a statement that needs to be defended.

Main Idea

A primary point or concept that drives the organization of an essay.


A single sentence that expresses the controlling idea of a piece of writing.

Topic Sentence

A sentence expressing the thesis of a paragraph.