Without a good thesis, you have a good paper!

Put another way, a good thesis sentence will inspire (rather than quiet) other points of view. One might argue that America is violent because of its violent entertainment industry. Or because of the proliferation of guns. Or because of the disintegration of the family. In short, if your thesis is positing something that no one can (or would wish to) argue with, then it's not a good thesis.

How do I develop a good thesis? Here is an example of how you might arrive at a strong thesis.

Third, the student should make a list of the points that the thesis statement should contain. For the novice thesis statement writer, this may present a challenge, but a few principles will help the process go smoother. The student should identify all the major points that the paper makes; in most papers, this will be only three or four things. In a thesis, these points probably correspond roughly to chapter divisions; in a term paper, each of these points probably requires between a few paragraphs and several pages to explicate thoroughly. One key in this step is to differentiate between the overarching points of the argument and minor points that serve to augment the larger points. A good thesis statement only includes the most important ideas that the academic paper contains.


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So what makes a good thesis sentence?

Hi there–unfortunately your topic is not debatable, so it won’t lend itself to a very good thesis statement. I don’t think anyone can argue against the fact that it’s good that you can’t die from an LSD/acid overdose.