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Please help me with my thesis. i have to write a thesis statement in the topic topic "Poverty in USA". like i had lots but my teacher didn't agree with those. can anyone please give me idea what to write. by starting the sentence with " Poverty in USA ....."

please give me some ideas or suggestion ...plz ....Thanks in advance!!!

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    Poverty in USA is preventable.

    Poverty in USA is not preventable.

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    can that be a thesis statement??? can u please like explain it to me. thanks

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    can this be one of the thesis statement: Americans believe that poor people work, but that their jobs don’t necessarily pull them out of poverty.
    plz help.

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    yes ,it can be, if you want that to be your main idea.But in whatever you're writing, you have to have information to back up your statement.

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    A thesis sentence must make a statement about what you want to prove in your paper. It has to be controversial and your opinion.

    Check these sites for more information about thesis statements.

    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

    http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

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