Thesis Statement Worksheet
Review “How Do I Develop a Thesis?” in the media piece “The Writing Process.”
Write your thesis statement in the box below:
Consider the following questions when developing the thesis statement for your essay. These criteria will be applied when this assignment is graded. The answer to each of the 5 questions below should be yes if you have drafted a quality thesis statement.
1) Does the thesis statement respond to the writing prompt?
2) Did you take a position that others may oppose?
3) Is the thesis statement specific?
4) Does the thesis pass the “So what?” test?
5) Does the thesis statement not leave the reader with questions?