Basic Thesis

A thesis statement informs your audience about your purpose in writing and your intended goal within one sentence; however, a thesis statement may be more than one sentence. In order to formulate a working thesis, you may use the following formula to create a writer-based thesis.

I want to [purpose verb] [subject] for [audience] so that [an intended goal or change] is achieved or brought about.

Remember a writer-based sentence does not address the reader, so your thesis will need to be transformed into a reader-based thesis.


I want to explain the writing process to entering Freshman in order to show that by using it, they will enjoy writing.


Writing has sometimes been called torture; however, frustrated students who use the writing process may find that writing can be enjoyable.