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How to identify weak thesis statements

Identifying what might make your thesis statement a poor one is as important as knowing what to include to make it a good one. The trick is to run it by the ‘so what’ and ‘why/how’ test. If your thesis statement fails this test, you need to revise it until your statement can provide a satisfactory answer to ‘so what’ or ‘why/how.’ Click on the slideshow below to find out how to test your thesis statement for validity.




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