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It is the _________ of your entire essay.
central idea statement
It is typically_______, and it is located in the final sentence of your introduction paragraph.
one sentence long
It tells the reader of your _______________.
purpose
Serves as a _______________________.
planning tool.
Helps the writer determine the essay's ________.
focus
Becomes a reference point for all _________ in support or against an argument.
topic sentences
Anticipates __________ about the topic/argument.
questions
Serves as a ___ to follow through the paper.
map
Keeps the reader __________ on the topic/argument.
focused
_____ a reader into the topic.
Engages
Offers enough details for the reader to grasp the __________.
topic/argument
It should use _______, ______ language.
clear, strong
The reader should know what your ________ _______ will be about by just reading your ______ statement.
entire essay, thesis
Use ________ __________- NOT "some people say," "I will argue," "I think that," "In this essay, I will."
specific language
It will mention the ___________ and your_________.
problem, postion