Ilinois Dissertations on South Asia. For more details on how to search for dissertations and theses please visit the library’s onlineDissertations and Theses Catalog for the University of Illinois. Information about dissertations can be searched using keyword, author.
This handout describes what a thesis statement is, how thesis statements work in your writing, and how you can craft or refine one for your draft. Writing in college often takes the form of persuasion—convincing others that you have an interesting, logical point of view on the subject you are studying. Persuasion is a skill you practice.