First, you must pick a topic that you and your reader could examine and come to separate, possibly different conclusions. You want to make sure that your topic offers some element on which you and your reader could disagree, and that it’s relevant to your audience.

Your thesis statement is the main idea of your critique. Your thesis should briefly sum up the main points of your critique

Your thesis must be arguable; it must assert or deny something about your topic. To be arguable, a thesis must have some probability of being true. It should not, however, be generally accepted as true; it must be a statement with which people may disagree.

A thesis statement should show exactly what your paper will be about, and will help you keep your paper to a manageable topic. For example, if you’re writing a seven-to-ten page paper on hunger, you might say: World hunger has many causes and effects. This is a weak thesis statement for two major reasons