Assignment 3A - List of Potential Thesis Statements

If your thesis statement expresses more than one idea, then you might confuse your readers about the subject of your paper.* WEAK: Companies need to exploit the marketing potential of the Internet, and Web pages can provide both advertising and customer support.

Strong: Because the Internet is filled with tremendous marketing potential, companies should exploit this potential by using Web pages that offer both advertising and customer support.

Review your Research Paper Question (Assignment 2B)

The potential audience should be considered; Example Thesis Statements.

Thesis Statements - The Writing Center

For example:

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.

and focused thesis statements for ..
These are ideas that various faculty members have suggested for thesis topics over the years

Is my thesis statement specific enough

The Best Way to Write a Thesis Statement (with Examples)

How to Write a Thesis Statement

A thesis statement defines the scope and purpose of the paper

It needs to meet three criteria: 1