However, this blog post will take you through three main mediums where you may be writing a thesis statement in order to help you draw parallels across the mediums.The goal of this blog post is for you to take the tools outlined here and apply them wherever you will be communicating your thesis statement.Regardless, your thesis statement should clearly, concisely, and directly address whatever your main idea is.
You may be communicating your main idea via an email, memo, white paper, or presentation.
As a result of the various ways you may communicate your thesis statement, there is no one way to “write” a thesis statement.
For example, if in your job you were tasked with answering the question: Your thesis statement would then be your answer to that question, based on your research.
Therefore, it is essential that you are clear about the question you are answering before you try writing a thesis statement.
While this isn’t necessarily the same thing as crafting a clear, concise, and direct thesis statement, having the thesis statement is requisite to creating a compelling and intuitive presentation.
See Nancy Duarte speak more about her ideas in this TED talk.
She loves it so much that she not only taught high school history and psychology after receiving her Master's degree at Stanford University, she is now studying how students learn history at Northwestern.
That being said, she does not have a favorite historical time period (so don't bother asking).
I’ve sat through enough presentations to know that sometimes, they are.
However, if you have a clear and compelling message (i.e.