A thesis statement needs to provide the reader with two pieces of information: the topic See the glossary definition of your report and the writer’s stance See the glossary definition . Stance means your opinion, your approach, your position on the topic. This is especially important if you are writing any type of persuasive See the glossary definition (argumentative) text.
The thesis statement should be short - usually only one sentence and rarely more than two.
You cannot write a good thesis statement unless you have a clear idea in your own mind about what you want to say. So make sure that you can write this down in simple language; it should be a single idea, not a list of random thoughts.