Tips for forming your thesis statement
A successful thesis statement has two parts: Observation
The observation section of the thesis tells us what is: the insight section
answers the question so what?
why should we care? how is this different from what we have
assumed? what is the solution to this dilemma? Often the two parts
of the thesis are connected by because.
You may have a question or topic area but are unable to
form a thesis until you have written the body of your paper. A
thesis is, after all, an insight or conclusion you must earn by
writing and thinking. Often good writers do not begin working with
a full-blown thesis in mind.
- Example 1: Women were not honored for service in Vietnam until
1993 because cultural forces operated to suppress information about
women in combat and non-combat roles.
- Example 2: Scientists from several nations have challenged
global warming theories, claiming they are more propaganda than
- Example 3: Because the polygraph has proven more reliable than
previously thought, the Supreme Court is reconsidering the test's
admissibility as evidence.