Purdue North Central
Writing Center Handout
Thesis Statements Exercise
A good thesis statement does 2 things:
it tells readers an
it presents author’s
attitude or opinion about that topic
are often poor role models
Here, the topic is celebrities;
the author believes that they are poor role models.
For each thesis statement
below, single-underline the topic and double-underline the main
point that the writer wishes to express about the topic. The first one has been done for you.
- Several teachers have played important roles in my life.
period of loneliness in life can actually have certain benefits.
an old car has its own special rewards.
to write takes work, patience, and a sense of humor.
use several clever sales techniques to promote their message.
in everyday life often results from a lack of time, a frustration with
technology and a buildup of stress.
sale of handguns in this country should be sharply limited for several
study habits in college benefited greatly from a course on note-taking,
textbook study, and test-taking skills.
- 9. Retired people must cope with the
mental, emotional, and physical stress of being “old.”
should take certain steps to encourage their children to enjoy reading.