Here are some extra tips for building a thesis statement.
- Simply a statement of fact
- Merely the expression of a personal opinion
- A vague generalization
- A question
- A declarative sentence that states clearly and concisely the main point that the author wishes to make
- Usually a sentence that embodies a judgment, evaluation, or criticism: worst, best, most important, insightful etc.
- Example: The major problems that made enforcement of the Treaty of Versailles difficult concerned disarmament, reparations, and the punishment of war criminals.
- Suggest a comparison or contrast
- Focus primarily on the causes of effects of a certain event, condition, or change
- Propose a solution to a problem of recommend a policy
General subject: Teenage runaways
Specific topic: Reasons why adolescents run away from home
Thesis Statement: Many adolescents run away from home not because of delinquent activity, but because they are seeking help.