How to Write a Thesis Statement About Cloning


Cloning is a controversial topic and one that is often debated in rhetoric and ethics classes. Whether preparing for a debate or writing a paper, a thesis, or statement of position, is essential for focus and clarification in your paper. A strong thesis emphasizes your understanding and interpretation of the subject, and your argument in support of your point of view.

  • Determine your position for the paper, either as assigned by a prompt or chosen by yourself.

  • Read through the assignment and create three arguments that support your position. Arguments may be that cloning is ethical because it enables those who cannot reproduce naturally to create genetically related children, it has the potential to eliminate genetic diseases, and it can produce viable organs, not just people.

  • Form the full thesis sentence stating your position and your arguments. Begin the statement with a phrase like, “Human cloning is unethical because ..."


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