Thesis Statements

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Thesis Statements

In the following examples, you will be choosing the best thesis statement according to the criteria provided.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the best thesis statement that supports funding for music in public schools. Remember FACS.
    • A. 

      Because music helps students in many ways, the government should approve funding for it in public schools.

    • B. 

      Music helps students to improve themselves creatively, intellectually, and socially; therefore, the government should fund music programs in public schools.

    • C. 

      Music class is fun and offers a creative outlet.

  • 2. 
    Choose the best thesis statement to argue that cats are better pets than dogs. Remember FACS. 
    • A. 

      Cats are playful, cute, and furry.

    • B. 

      I prefer cats because they clean themselves and use a litter box.

    • C. 

      Because cats are more independent than dogs, they are the best choice for people who lead busy lives.

  • 3. 
    Choose the best thesis statement that argues for taking a camping trip rather than going to a theme park. Remember FACS. 
    • A. 

      Theme park rides make many people sick, so camping is the better choice.

    • B. 

      While theme parks are loud and crowded, spending time together in a natural setting can bring families closer together, provide a relaxing atmosphere, and promote an appreciation of the environment.

    • C. 

      Disney may be a fantastic place to visit because it has rides, food, and entertainment, but the woods can be fun, too.