How to Write a TOEFL Essay Thesis Statement


Examples of good thesis statements

As soon as you have decided what your opinion is, you can write your thesis statement. Let's say you get this essay question:

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Police officers should carry guns.

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

If you agree with the statement, your thesis could be as simple as this:

Police officers should carry guns.

On the other hand, maybe you would like to disagree. In that case, your thesis could be just as simple:

Police officers should not carry guns.

These are both acceptable thesis statements. They are simple and direct, telling the reader what your opinion is and what the essay is going to be about.

It is good idea to write your thesis statement using key words or phrases from the orginal essay question. In one of our examples above, we simply copied the essay question directly! We'll talk more about this later, but first let's take a look at a few thesis statements that are unacceptable.


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