Use your research question to create a thesis statement that is focused and contains a debatable claim.
After narrowing your topic with your research question, craft an answer that states a position regarding that question.
Use words such as “should” or “ought to” indicating a claim is being made.
Keep your thesis as concise as possible.
Conduct further research to determine the best points of support to include in your thesis statement, if required.
If you include points of support as part of your thesis statement, make sure that they maintain parallel grammatical structure.
If a reader’s first response to your thesis statement could be “How?” or “Why?” your thesis statement may not be sufficiently narrow or specific.