Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Poisoned Apples

by Christine Heppermann

How to Write a Great Essay.
Step 2: Get a Thesis Statement.

vi-2The thesis statement is the opinion you’re going to make a case for in your paper. But before you make a case for it, you have to know how to write that thesis statement. Jenny’s got the scoop for you in this Recap.

Want to know more about thesis statements? Be sure to read Thesis Statements: Make your essay irresistible 

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