Writing a Good Thesis Statement A good thesis statement is short & simple: it should be no longer than one sentence, regardless of essay length.
Good example: Success is the result of doing the right thing consistently.
Bad example: In a world full of success gurus and books about success, it becomes ever so more important to delineate the one trait that ultimately determines success: doing the right things consistently.
That does not, however, excuse you from choosing a side.
Good example: Juliet was not the first woman to capture Romeo's fancy; she was, however, the one who affected him the most.
Bad example: Romeo loved Juliet with all his heart, but he loved Rosaline too; It could be argued they were both his favorite.
Have you prejudged the issue by using loaded language?
The Book of Concord - the Confessions of the Lutheran Church
3.) Select an important personal item or treasured object that you own, and explain the object, its significance to you, and how you came to acquire it. You may also explain how it has affected your life since acquiring it. As above, do not focus on the obvious, such as your diploma, license, or trophy; instead, consider the love letters your great-grandmother kept, the stuffed animal you have had since your were four, a coin you have carried as a good luck charm since middle school, and so on. Be sure to both describe the object and to tell its story.