This pdf helps students write a thesis statement that:
1. is one sentence
2. sums up the main points of the essay, and
3. portrays an argument.
This PDF is short and sweet, including only necessary information for constructing a thesis statement. This method has been proven helpful with all high school literature students. It also can carry them well into their graduate and post-graduate writing careers. This method is one I learned in my first year of college, and I used until my graduate school days writing my dissertation. I believe students would benefit from learning to write an engaging, clear and organized thesis statement in their high school years to prepare them for the many essays they will face in their academic careers.