This is not an exhaustive list of bad thesis statements, but here're five kinds of problems I've seen most often.
Notice that the last two, #4 and #5, are not necessarily incorrect or illegitimate thesis statements, but, rather, inappropriate for the purposes of this course.
If this step already seems daunting, remember that even the best writers need to use prewriting strategies to generate ideas.
The steps in the writing process may seem time consuming at first, but following these steps will save you time in the future.
Every process, from writing to cooking to bike riding to learning to use a new cell phone will get significantly easier with practice.
Just as you need a recipe, ingredients, and proper tools to cook a delicious meal, you also need a plan, resources, and adequate time to create a good written composition.
These notes help writers discover what they have to say about their topic.
Have you seen an attention-grabbing story on your local news channel?
Even everyday observations can lead to interesting topics.
After writers think about their experiences and observations, they often take notes on paper to better develop their thoughts.