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.