A thesis statement is a statement that presents the main idea and makes an assertion about your issue. In a controversial essay, the assertion (argument) you present in your thesis is important in guiding your supporting arguments.
Here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind for a controversial thesis statement:
Your thesis statement is generally one to two sentences.
Your thesis statement should clearly present the main idea of your essay and make an assertion.
Your thesis should not make an “announcement” about what your essay will cover. Instead, it should present your assertion.
For example, this thesis makes an announcement:
In this paper, I will persuade you to vote for candidates who support education reform.
Instead you might write:
Because our education system is in need of reform, we should vote for candidates who are willing to make the necessary changes.
“Argumentative Thesis.” Excelsior University OWL, 26 May 2022, https://owl.excelsior.edu/argument-and-critical-thinking/argumentative-thesis/#:~:text=Your%20thesis%20statement%20should%20be,what%20your%20essay%20will%20cover.