Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: essay structure

Definitions: A thesis statement introduces the purpose of the essay. It is usually placed at the end of the introduction paragraph.

Examples: This is an example of a thesis statement in a one sided essay: I believe that banning cars from the city centre will reduce pollution, improve shop sales and increase tourism. This is an example of a thesis statement in a two sided essay: This essay will argue that although the internet contains information inappropriate for young students, when used with the right guidance it can be a wonderful tool to aid learning and discovery.

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Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 20 A

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