Review your Research Paper Question (Assignment 2B)
Thesis Statements - The Writing Center
Companies need to exploit the marketing potential of the Internet, and web pages can provide both advertising and customer support.This is a weak thesis statement because the reader can't decide whether the paper is about marketing on the Internet or web pages.
Purdue OWL: Creating a Thesis Statement
The reader relies on you to analyze the evidence in the paragraph and explain why it matters to the claim and to the rest of the paper. Here are some examples of weak and strong analysis/concluding observation sections:
Analysis that is really evidence (weak): Experts at Duke University’s School of Medicine agree that soy milk is a healthy choice.
Analysis that doesn’t relate evidence to claim and thesis statement (weak): Soy milk therefore prevents disease.
Analysis that explains why evidence supports the claim and why this is important to the paper’s thesis (strong): The disease-fighting and health-promoting components of soy milk have the potential to change people’s health and to improve their lives by affecting both cholesterol and weight.