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How to Tell a Strong Thesis Statement  from a Weak One 1. A strong thesis statement takes some sort of stand. Remember that your thesis needs to show your conclusions about a subject. For  example, if you are writing a paper for a class on fitness, you might be asked to  choose a popular weight-loss product to evaluate. Here are two thesis statements: There are some negative and positive aspects to the Banana Herb Tea  Supplement. This is a weak thesis statement. First, it fails to take a stand. Second, the  phrase  negative and positive aspects  is vague. Because Banana Herb Tea Supplement promotes rapid weight loss  that  results in the loss of muscle and lean body mass, it poses a  potential danger to  customers. This is a strong thesis because it takes a stand, and because it's specific. 2. A strong thesis statement justifies discussion. Your thesis should indicate the point of the discussion. If your assignment is to 
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HUM 300 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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