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Evaluate thesis statements

There are some positive and negative aspects to herbal supplements. Poor. Not specific and doesn't state a position.
Because some herbal supplements promote rapid weight loss, it poses a potential danger to consumers. Strong. It is specific and states a position.
My family is a nuclear family. Poor. It does not state a position or justify a discussion.
While many families in the US are nuclear families, many families represent distinctly non-traditional family structures that should be represented on census reports. Strong. Justifies a discussion and states a position.
Companies need to exploit the marketing potential of the Internet, and web pages can provide both advertising and customer support. Poor. Lacks clarity because it doesn't express one main idea.
Because the Internet is filled with tremendous marketing potential, companies should exploit this potential by using web pages that offer both advertising and customer support. Strong. Clear and expresses one main idea.
Global poverty has many causes and effects. Poor. Not specific, doesn't take a position or justify a discussion.
Appalachia has a high poverty rate because jobs are scarce and farming in the infertile soil is rarely profitable. Strong. Clear, specific, expresses one idea.
What are the causes of violence among inmates? Poor. A thesis statement should never be a question.
The purpose of my paper is to identify the causes of global poverty. Poor. A thesis is never just a purpose.
The eradication of substance abuse. Poor. A thesis is never just a topic.
Drug use can be reduced with education, parental support, and controls on access to frequently abused substances. Strong. Reflects a position.
I would like to discuss how parents can have better relationships with their children. Poor. A thesis is never a purpose.
Why are there so many homeless people in Boston? Poor. A thesis is never a question.
Colleges should consider eliminating the seven point grading scale because it is unfair to students, inconsistent with grading rubrics used by professors, and out-dated in today's educational system. Strong. Specific, takes a stand, justifies a position.
Honesty and trust in a relationship. Poor. A thesis is never just a topic.
Honesty and trust play an important role in parent-child relationships. Strong. Reflects a position.
What can be done to reduce violence in our schools? Is it a reflection of society? Poor. A thesis is never a question.
Reading is a process that can be taught to any child as long as the teacher is patient, consistent, and willing to help the child succeed. Strong. Reflects a position.
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