is debatable, that is, it must be possible to present a case for and against the statement (but you argue for one side)
limits the scope of your essay
can be supported by the academic
Good thesis statements are usually one sentence long.
In your essay, you will be expected to argue for one position. However, it’s a good idea to show that you are aware of any main counter positions.
A thesis statement is about taking a
position. It means you do not sit on the fence.
‘In Australia, everyone who finishes year 12 should go to university’ is a position.
“There are advantages and disadvantages to going to university” is sitting on the fence.
Keep checking that your thesis statement corresponds with the question you are meant to be answering and that the evidence you are using in your argument substantiates your thesis statement.
If you don’t, you may find that you have a great thesis statement and
argument but they are irrelevant to the essay question.
Thesis statement or not?
Wearing sunscreen is more harmful to human skin than getting sunburnt.