Identifying the difference between Effective and ineffective thesis Statements

A thesis statement is usually explained in one sentence and appears at the end of the introductory paragraph. It must limit your subject in a single idea and emphasize something significant and specific about your topic. A thesis statement should not be a general statement of the fact; it must be incredibly focused. An effective thesis statement is specifically describing the topic you have addressed, and explain your goal and claim about the topic.

Characteristics of Effective thesis statement

• An effective thesis statement is directly answering the questions of the assignment.

• It discusses only one subject instead of many.

• A strong thesis statement joins the paper by describing the most specific point of view of the writer on the topic.

• It usually forecasts the content of the essay.

• A strong thesis statement usually evolves as the thesis progresses.

• A good thesis statement serves as a planning tool and assists the writers to determine the proper focus and clarify the relationship between ideas.

• It keeps the reader focused and engaged in the arguments and helps them to spot out the main ideas.

• It tells the reader about the purpose, scope and direction of the paper.

• A good thesis statement identifies the relationship between the evidences, which you have used to support your argument.

• It can appear anywhere in the paper but should have a good reason of placement.

• A strong thesis statement makes a claim that requires analysis to support and evolve it.

 

Characteristics of ineffective thesis statement

• The thesis statement worded as a question and incomplete.

• An ineffective thesis statement is always broad and too vague.

• The statement contains many dissimilar ideas and does not include the main points.

• The thesis statement is not provable.

• It discusses many ideas and unfocused.

• A weak thesis has not made any claim and does not need to prove.

Some basic guidelines for identifying and fixing weak thesis statements:

• Make a claim in your thesis which provides the possibility of arguments for the reader.

• Try to avoid conservative ideas unless you can introduce a fresh perception on it.

• Convert broad ideas and arguments to more specific statement.

• Daily observes your questions and key terms instead of simply accepting them.

• Assess your statement by yourself, that your statement requires any further development or go to the next level or not.

• Avoid those words which explain any personal opinions such as accurate, real, believable, good etc. it makes your thesis doubtful.

• Qualify your claims as the paper progressing.

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Comment by tiffany june on September 18, 2015 at 10:04am

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Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on October 24, 2014 at 11:46pm
Now all I gotta do is move The Lounge back home to Texas...or Portland...or Austin...or Denver. Hmmm. Franchise, anyone?
Comment by Clay West on October 24, 2014 at 6:44pm

Ron,

Sorry for the delay in thanking you for the open invite. WiFi is spotty at best here on this ranch and it went "south" on us Tuesday night....I will touch base with a bud down in New Iberia and see about getting a case or two of Dixie Beer that he's had stashed out in his woodshed sent to ya....and I'll bring the Shiner from my favorite local Allsups when I go home to Jefferson for Thanksgiving. Cheers!

Comment by Patrick Curley on October 24, 2014 at 6:07pm

Thanks Lewis

 A thesis is often simply an argument for a particular point of view and given the amount of arguing that goes on I'd have through this information very relevant. We can live in hope.

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on October 22, 2014 at 2:37pm
Clay,

You're welcome in the Lounge any time. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Eventually, I plan to add a tasting room ;-).
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my  cat's breath  smells  like  cat  food.  :-/

 

 boom,  .. mind,  ..  blown  .

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Comment by Clay West on October 20, 2014 at 9:31pm


My brain directed me to this much more interesting CBG-related topic:
building electric diddley bow need help!!!!
Posted by Scruggy on October 1, 2014 at 9:03pm in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion


My eyes saw this • An effective thesis statement is directly answering the questions of the assignment.
but my brain took me here:

Bugs Playing Tips

Added by 407bug on October 2, 2014 at 2:30am - 16 Comments

and then it steered me to this:
Educating the Education Market--The Value of Box Guitars
STRENGTH OF THE INSTRUMENT
One of the greatest strengths of the CBG genre is that the instrument can be easy and inexpensive to make, and is easy-to-learn.  This makes it potentially a very valuable instrument for the education field-- whether that education is in schools or within the family.
Added by Wayfinder on September 23, 2014 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

lewispaul offered this: • It discusses only one subject instead of many.

I decided to THIS was more to my level of interest:
Guitars made from old oil or gas cans :Does anyone know how to make a guitar from an old oil or gas can like i've seen on YouTube PLEASE?
Started by Cajun Pilot/Darren Wayne West

lewispaul gave me this tidbit of information• A strong thesis statement joins the paper by describing the most specific point of view of the writer on the topic.


I could feel a mild headache coming on, so I read up on this CBG-related posting: Cutting Soundhole diameters: is there a tool i can make to cut diff dia sound holes I'd like to use the dremel tool . any ideas thanks lenny Started by lenny purnell
...and then this posting
Fingerboard Radius Technique: I bought a bass neck that had been removed from an old Hofner Senator guitar.  It has been sanded vigorously.  On close inspection it looks…
Started by Diglydog


I sensed the now-familair unpleasent odor of this from lewispaul• It usually forecasts the content of the essay.

But thankfully this CBG-related post was available instead: Corner Pieces- I thought I'd share this interesting tidbit with our builders here (well, two tidbits): The first is an item I found on Amazon-- corner ba…
Started by Wayfinder

Then this from lewispaul reared it's ugly hear in my field of vision :• A strong thesis statement usually evolves as the thesis progresses.
...So for a CBG-related good time I went here to this posting for a CBG-related cleansing of sort... How far should a neck-through protrude?: Getting ready to make my third CBG, and I'm making this one a neck-through. I was wondering how far the neck should protrude on the other side…
Started by Vince Cyr
I went and poured a fresh cup of coffee and found this from lewispaul was taking up space on my computer screen... • A good thesis statement serves as a planning tool and assists the writers to determine the proper focus and clarify the relationship between ideas.
• It keeps the reader focused and engaged in the arguments and helps them to spot out the main ideas.

....hmmmmm


Mercifully this CBG-related posting was there for my enjoyment instead!: Nut width ? Does anyone adjust the with of their necks, particularly at the nut? I find that 1.5 inches is too much string spacing for a 3 stringer, but...Started by Michael Cuell
More goobleygoo from lewispaul was still present : • It tells the reader about the purpose, scope and direction of the paper.
and then to add insult to injurylewispaul served up this : • A good thesis statement identifies the relationship between the evidences, which you have used to support your argument.

So-
....I wrapped my head around this posting from Bad Finger (Eric) instead:
I Quit My Day Job for Music: "Don't quit yer day-job" is advice often heard.  Well I've done it.  Again. Last time I was 24 and fed up with being an Engineer.  I wanted to move away from my home area and thankfully my wife was up for it.  We moved to Golden, Colorado on our 3rd wedding anniversary. This time, I'm 41 and the choice and process were tremendously more complicated by all the things that come along with time.  Inertia, kids, obligations, etc.  So it was a very painful and difficult process for…Continue
Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on August 6, 2014 at 7:30am — 21 Comments
More of the same from lewispaul• It can appear anywhere in the paper but should have a good reason of placement.
So I went here instead: Compensating string angle at nut: I have a really interesting situation... inexperience is a heck of a teacher. Looking at the picture it'll be evident that I had an idea I…
Started by Jim Goodman
Additional cup of coffee and what's waiting for my consideration? Continuation of the aformentioned thesis statement gobbleygoo:
• A strong thesis statement makes a claim that requires analysis to support and evolve it.

Again and thankfully, My brain saw this instead:

When to glue on fretboard?
Hi all, I'm building my first CBG. It will have a maple through neck and rosewood fingerboard. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to glue…Started by Biscuit

Then lewispaul gave me this to consider and digest:
•Characteristics of ineffective thesis statement•
The thesis statement worded as a question and incomplete An ineffective thesis statement is always broad and too vagueThe statement contains many dissimilar ideas and does not include the main points The thesis statement is not provableIt discusses many ideas and unfocusedA weak thesis has not made any claim and does not need to prove.Some basic guidelines for identifying and fixing weak thesis statementsMake a claim in your thesis which provides the possibility of arguments for the readerTry to avoid conservative ideas unless you can introduce a fresh perception on it. Convert broad ideas and arguments to more specific statement Daily observes your questions and key terms instead of simply accepting themAssess your statement by yourself, that your statement requires any further development or go to the next level or not Avoid those words which explain any personal opinions such as accurate, real, believable, good etc. it makes your thesis doubtfulQualify your claims as the paper progressing....

I'd had enough of this non CBG-related blog offering from this lewispaul fella so I  went here instead:  Oily's Guitar Lounge 10 Studio : TourVirtual tour of my guitars, amps and studio / workshop. Tags: CBG, Americana Ron "Oily" Sprague Sep 27

....and I gotta say boys and girls, that short visit to Oily's casa was a much better time. :)

Comment by colin mcgrath on October 20, 2014 at 4:53pm
Lol...
where has my fishy gone? ... It went wherever I did go.

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