Sample Thesis Statements
I agree strongly with Buckley’s theories.
I think that American people do not complain in situations where a
complaint is needed.
As Richard Estrada pointed out, the names of the teams are
very controversial in our society today. In
my opinion, the names of the teams are not meant to ridicule, exploit, and/or
diminish the Native American in our society today.
Rather, the names are a symbol of pride and are only meant to bring
positive outcomes to our society.
I can’t say that fast food jobs are made for everyone,
but I don’t think they are as bad as Etzioni’s essay made them out to be.
In the essay, Etzioni shares his strong belief that
working, especially at McDonald’s-type restaurants, is bad for teenagers.
I would agree that working is not a good thing for teenagers under some
circumstances, but at other times it is good.
What kinds of jobs, then, would be useful for teens, and
what jobs would help make good choices and decisions?
I believe that there are plenty of jobs that would be excellent life-long
learning experiences for teens.
I believe the liberal arts curriculum, although expensive
and time-consuming, is a vital part of a college education that can only shape
who you are as a professional, but also who you are as a person.
On the whole, like King, I believe horror movies, and all
other movies, are important, and we watch them for basically the same reasons.
King is right to a certain degree, but he should have used
a different genre is his essay. Science
fiction makes people think. Sci-fi
stimulates the brain with intelligent stories, characters, and ideas.
The moral public should crave sci-fi movies rather than horror flicks to
stay sane in this world.
On the whole, my opinion of King’s essay is that it is
highly assuming and generalizing of society.
I partially agree with one of these points and disagree
all together with the other.
Reflecting on these three arguments, I agree with King
that there are both normal and not so normal reasons why we crave horror movies.
I, however, disagree that a solitary life is the best way
to live, and I have some interesting information to support my beliefs.
While I agree with Zinsser that these four kinds of
pressure exist, I also think that there are new and different pressures today.