Thesis Menu Comments
Purpose - Your claim should clearly articulate the purpose of your paper (e.g., persuade, assess, describe, explain, etc.) (Turabian Chapter 5, 5.3 and 5.4, p. 51-52).
Rationale - Each thesis should have clearly developed rationale in the literature (Chapter 5, 5.4.2, p. 53).
Location - The thesis statement should be located very early in your paper (Chapter 10, 10.1.4, p. 107-108).
Thesis Missing - The thesis or thesis statement is missing.
Unclear - The thesis needs to be clearer and more concise.
Single Sentence - The thesis should be clearly stated in a single sentence.
Operationally Define Terms - If a thesis statement contains words or concepts that would be considered operational definitions, these definitions need to be explained as well.