There is no universally correct thesis statement; however, many thesis statements contain these similar characteristics. According to Baglione, thesis statements should. . .
- Make an argument that a reasonable person could understand
- Identify specific topics addressed in the rest of the paper
- Explore a connection between the key factors it names
- Give the reader a good idea about what the paper will be about
- Be a complete, grammatically correct statement
- Be a concise declaration or description
- Be logical and make sense
- Be the last sentence in the introduction
Baglione, Lisa. “Writing A Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods” 2nd ed, SAGE Publications, 2012, pp. 73–86.