Are you expressing your own views so that readers see a familiar subject from a new angle?
Are you arguing in favor of a particular definition?
Are you persuading readers to look more closely at themselves or their surroundings?
Step 5: Formulate a Thesis
Your thesis should include:
The word you are defining
The direction of your essay (may be implied)
Example: In my opinion, the term ‘monster’ does not refer to an individual of hideous appearance, but rather, the term ‘monster’ refers to one who partakes in immoral acts or decisions. Also, it is my goal to prove that truly we are all monsters.