Thesis Statement (Do)s and (Don’t)s

Thesis Statement Dos

A thesis statement should:

  • Consist of three parts: a context, subject and a claim
  • Be able to be objectively proven
  • Be debatable
  • Reveal a perceptive point

Thesis Statement Don’ts

A thesis statement should not:

  • Be self-evident
  • Be a statement of fact
  • Be a statement of summary
  • Be a statement of a plan

The link below will take you to the next page, where you will find more information on how to avoid “the Don’ts” of thesis writing.

To continue working on how to develop your thesis and argument, click the link below:

Constructing Your Argument


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