This should be an argument for the opposing view that you admit has some merit, even if you do not agree with the overall viewpoint.
Notice that this model makes a concession by addressing an argument from the opposing viewpoint first, and then uses the phrase "even though" and states the writer's opinion/main idea as a rebuttal.
A thesis statement presents the position that you intend to argue within your paper, whereas a research question indicates your direction of inquiry in your research.
In general, thesis statements are provided in course-level papers, whereas research questions are used in major research papers or theses.
The idea is to begin broadly and gradually bring the reader closer to the main idea of the paper.
At the end of the introduction, you will present your thesis statement.
The thesis statement model used in this example is a thesis with reasons. Notice that this Assertion is the first reason presented in the thesis statement.
Remember that the thesis statement is a kind of "mapping tool" that helps you organize your ideas, and it helps your reader follow your argument.
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