Top 4 Best Thesis Statement Examples
|Thesis Statement 1|
|Firms should refrain from outsourcing because it tends to bring disadvantage to the company due to absence of autonomy and control over the outsourced operations.|
|Thesis Statement 2|
|There is a significant growing importance of online brand communities as it is found to be beneficial for the customers by helping them improve their buying processes.|
|Thesis Statement 3|
|Brand Image is found to be significant for enhancing taste preferences of the consumers, therefore, product attributes should planned effectively for building a positive brand image.|
|Thesis Statement 4|
People, who stick to nutritional plans without presence of refined sugar, have lower incidences of cancer and live longer lives.
Wondering whether it took me just an hour or 3 to come up with these perfectly drafted thesis statements?
No! Not really; if you know the three C’s of writing a Thesis Statement, I bet you won’t take more than 15 minutes to come up with a perfect statement!
Wondering what those 3 c’s are? According to Eazy Research, you can transform a simple sentence into an impeccable thesis statement just by adding the following 3 C’s:
Well, let’s discuss it in a bit more detail!
What Is Thesis Statement?
Let’s take a look at a few examples,
- Everyone should exercise.
- Reading can develop a child’s analytical mind.
- The internet has improved the lives of many.
Yes! You guessed it right! These are BAD EXAMPLES of how Thesis statements are supposed to be written.
But what exactly is wrong with these statements?
- They’re too broad.
- There is no supporting claim or facts.
- They are missing the most important elements “HOW” and “WHY”.
The Do’s And Don’ts Of Writing A Thesis Statement
|Make it specific and clear.||Avoid making it too broad and vague.|
|Support your statement with facts or evidence.||Avoid making your own judgements if there are no facts to back it up.|
|Make the statement by answering the “What”, “How” & “Why” aspects of the sentence.||Avoid burying it in the middle of your content.|
|It should all add up in the end as a coherent whole with one defined focus.||Avoid combining two separate statements together if they lack the same direction.|
Correct these, shall we?
INCORRECT: Everyone should exercise.
Who’s everyone? I wonder. Why should I exercise? What are the benefits? How should I do it?
See, the statement is completely bland, like a dish without salt!
CORRECT: (WHO) Europeans should make exercise a daily morning routine (WHY?) because it not only keeps their bodies at a healthy weight but also reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
Now this is what a CORRECT Thesis Statement looks like, it’s
– Specific, making it completely concise.
– Evident of facts making it contentious
– Adding up as a coherent whole.
Let’s review the other one out!
INCORRECT: Reading can develop a student’s mind.
This sentence has no weightage at all! Why? Because the usage of “can” in any statement implies that there are no facts or evidence that supports the statement.
One major aspect of composing a good thesis statement is ensuring the ‘HOW” of the fact that you’re stating. Correcting the above mentioned statement would look something like:
CORRECT: Reading develops a student’s mind, (HOW?) by further enabling their skillset with regards to comprehension, vocabulary and exposure to new words.
Here’s the last one!
INCORRECT: The internet has improved the lives of many.
Oh yes! I total agree with this statement and you probably would too! But what’s missing?
Let’s see how many of you get it right this time. Third time’s the charm!
If you believe that this is an incomplete statement and should cover the reasons as to why and how internet has improved our everyday lives then you guessed it right!
Let’s right the wrong,
CORRECT: The internet serves as a medium to improve the lives of people around the world (HOW?) by connecting them throughout (WHY?) for the ultimate exchange of ideas.
CORRECT and INCORRECT Thesis Statements
|Everyone should exercise.||(WHO) Europeans should make exercise a daily morning routine (WHY?) because it not only keeps their bodies at a healthy weight but also reduces the risk of high blood pressure|
|Reading can develop a student’s mind.||Reading develops a student’s mind, (HOW?) by further enabling their skillset with regards to comprehension, vocabulary and exposure to new words.|
|The internet has improved the lives of many.||The internet serves as a medium to improve the lives of people around the world (HOW?) by connecting them throughout (WHY?) for the ultimate exchange of ideas.|
I gather by now you definitely must have understood what a thesis statement is! Care to answer?
So What Thesis Statement Means?
Let’s say you’re at a restaurant, you’ve ordered an appetizer and a dessert but you leave without the main course, would you be satisfied? Similarly, a thesis statement is the central idea around which your essay or thesis revolves. Without it in the correct position your content loses its worth.
Step by Step Guide to Make a Thesis Statement
Now that we’ve learnt what a thesis statement is, it’s now time to understand how it’s made and what are the steps involved in making a killer thesis statement.
Don’t worry it’s no physics!
By the end of this guide you’ll probably become an expert in making thesis statements.
Shall we begin the process then?
The first most foremost thing that you need to do is state the WHAT of your statement. How are you going to do that? It’s very simple really! Let’s start with a basic example:
“Marketing helps businesses drive sales”
This is a statement but an INCOMPLETE one.
Do not be hasty while deciding the WHAT of your statement; if you’re not already given a topic, work on something that serves your area of interest. Otherwise it’s going to be a long boring ride to nowhere’sville.
The second step involves the inclusion of HOW.
WHAT: “Marketing helps businesses drive sales”
HOW: by helping brands reach out their target markets to sell products and services that serve their interests
You see what I just did there? I combined two separate statements and transformed it into a coherent whole.
Now, for the Finale!
Here’s the part where you need to support your statement by adding the WHY.
WHAT: “Marketing helps businesses drive sales”
HOW: by helping brands reach out their target markets to sell products and services that serve their interests.
WHY: so that businesses can reach the profits they desire.
A Thesis Statement Should Include:
So this would end up looking something like:
“Marketing helps businesses drive sales by helping brands reach out their target markets to sell products and services that serve their interests so that businesses can reach the profits they desire”.
Could this have been explained more easily? Get it? You’ll probably get this is if you’re a FRIENDS fan!
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Smartest Of Them All?
You know people say that the smartest of them are those who ask questions! Do you agree with this? I definitely do and therefore I’ve already compiled a list of questions that students ask when it comes to writing a thesis statement.
1. Where Does Thesis Statement Go?
In your content, duhh! Yes, yes I get what your next question is going to be!
Where in the content? Right? Well let’s look at it this way, imagine you’re reading a newspaper, where does your eyes go first? The headlines, correct? A thesis statement is exactly like that; it’s the central idea of your essay and hence should be written right in the beginning!
2. Can Your Thesis Statement Be A Question?
The best way of gaining your reader’s attention is to engage them in your content through a question! So yes you can definitely start your statement with a question and back it up with evidence to form a perfectly drafted thesis statement.
3. Why Thesis Statement Is Important?
Being the central idea, an essay or a thesis revolves around; I guess it’s quite fair to say that it’s importance doesn’t need to be verified any further. Mentioning a thesis statement in your content gives the reader a basic idea about what you’ll be talking about in the essay.
4. Can A Thesis Statement Be 2 Sentences?
Why not? It can be one sentence or it can be two sentences, the basic idea is to keep both the sentences in alignment and relevance with each other setting the same direction. Keeping it “COHERENT” is the main objective!
5. How Many Words Should A Thesis Statement Be?
It’s not the number of words that matter but the weightage each sentence carries.
Have you ever done essay editing and proofreading for a friend? Did you read out the whole content or skimmed it once to understand the objective? Would you like reading out long paragraphs if you could get the gist of it in just 2 lines? You wouldn’t right? Similarly, thesis statements are supposed to be short and concise to give the reader the basic idea of your essay.
We’ve finally reached the end. Tired of reading so much? Just kidding! I know you must’ve enjoyed reading the whole thing! Well, to sum it all up, we’ve gained an understanding of:
- What thesis statement is?
- What thesis statement means?
- How to compose a thesis statement?
- The do’s and don’ts of thesis statement writing.
- Good and bad examples of thesis statements.
Elijah Gabrielson, a content specialist has completed more than 50 write-ups for Eazy Research. Her expertise involves guiding students through content by informative blogs and articles on academic research.