Thesis statement
The thesis statement states the thesis or argument of the author in an essay
An essay is a piece of writing which is often written from an author's personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition...

 or similar document. Usually no less than five sentences or six long, it is a focused section of text that clearly delineates the argument
In philosophy and logic, an argument is an attempt to persuade someone of something, or give evidence or reasons for accepting a particular conclusion.Argument may also refer to:-Mathematics and computer science:...

 that is presented in the work and is usually found at the end of the first paragraph of a paper.
The thesis statement says what the author or authors are trying to prove in the document. The thesis statement is invaluable when constructing an outline, as it shows what points need to be proven.
Often, amateur writers will try to make a thesis statement a summary of what they will talk about. They will do this by constructing their statement by piecing together the central points from each idea that they will cover in their paper. This makes for a convoluted thesis statement which is most likely a run-on sentence
Run-on sentence
A run-on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are joined without appropriate punctuation or conjunction. It is generally considered a stylistic error, though it is occasionally used in literature and may be used as a rhetorical device...

. Also, they are the most mundane part of writing an essay.

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