How do I improve my thesis statement?
To start: the quality and sophistication of a thesis statement will largely depend on the quality and sophistication of the literary analysis. That said, the process of configuring a complex thesis statement is a helpful step for organizing and/or finding gaps in analysis. Also, the process can help students embed a sense of development and logic into their essay.
The goal of this stage in essay writing is to craft a thesis statement that has a three-part structure (set up – intervention – argumentative statement). The complex thesis statement will serve as a road-map to the rest of the essay, with each part of the thesis connecting to subsequent body paragraphs.