Examples Of Good And Bad Thesis Statements Handout
Learning to write a great thesis statement assists in high school, college and even in post graduate studies. Seeing examples of both good and bad thesis statements may help you to craft a strong statement.
Examples of Good and Bad Thesis Statements
Seeing examples of both good and bad thesis statements may help you craft a strong statement. As a bad example, you might see, “I will show the negative effects of not studying for a test.” This statement does not give the reader information or share the writer’s position on the topic. A better example may look like this: “Poor study habits result in lower grade point averages, and this can lead to fewer academic opportunities and career options for students.” In this example, you could argue an alternate point of view. As well, the reader knows your position on the topic, and she will know what to expect throughout your essay.
If you do not have an opinion on the topic, it is not possible to write a thesis statement. The thesis statement must give an opinion--it tells the reader exactly what you think. On the next page we will take a look at some examples of good and bad thesis statements.