Thesis Checklist

Below is a table that falls under the comment “Ambiguous (Thesis and Author’s Ideas).”

You may access the comment by clicking on the “A” category or by typing the title into the search box.

You may print the checklist for class discussions.

Thesis Checklist:

Is your thesis attainable?

In other words, is the thesis ambitious?

Can you support and analyze the thesis within the five-page paper the professor has instructed you to write?

Is your thesis measurable?

Does this thesis have boundaries, or limits?

In other words, is the thesis too general?

Does it require revision for preciseness? 

Is your thesis clear from ambiguity?

Is there any aspect of this thesis that suggests any uncertainty or double meaning?

Is your thesis a true thesis?

By today’s academic standards, does your thesis constitute as a thesis, a statement that has not been proven, for which you will provide topic sentences, supporting evidence, and analysis in order to prove the ideas invoked from the statement (the thesis)?

Group Activity

Use the Thesis Checklist to determine if your thesis falls within these guidelines. Refer to the comment for guidance.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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