Using a Thesis Statement to Plan your Essay
How your thesis statement can help you plan your essay
The most important sentence in your essay or report is the thesis statement See the glossary definition or go to the "Writing a Thesis Statement" page. Everything you write hangs on the thesis statement and can be traced back to it. If it doesn’t, it should not be in your essay or report.
Once you have a clear thesis statement you can use it to plan your essay or report. The animation below shows you how.