|A thesis statement creates a focus for the entire paper.
Use the explanation of good thesis statements (section 1) as a guide as you create your own.
Then evaluate your thesis statement by asking yourself the questions in section 2.
| Section 1: Good thesis statements
| A good thesis statement will:
1. the topic
- Represent the answer to your main research question
- Focus on a viewpoint people could disagree about
- Inspire a point of view
- Structure your argument, dictating what will be included
- Reflect the full scope of your paper
- Have 2 general parts:
2. a position regarding the topic
| Section 2: Is my thesis a good one?
|Questions to consider:
- Does my thesis answer a stimulating question?
- Is my thesis specific enough?
- Does my thesis focus on one main idea?
- Does my thesis avoid my personal feelings?
- Does my thesis suggest the structure for my paper?
- Is the language of my thesis clear and specific?