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Social issues thesis statements frequently begin with: “Often...”, “Despite...”, “Lack
of...”, “If...”, “Although...”, “The stereotypes and myths of ...”
*avoid topics you cannot openly discuss; you must “find” one expert on your topic!

                  Do the following sentences qualify as a social issue thesis statement?

1) Romantic poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, wrote poems to express their
emotions during a time of social unrest.

Fix: _____________________________________________________________________________

2) The Nun’s Priest’s Tale appears to be a simple bestiary, but in actuality it is a satire that discusses
human foils, religion and the role of women through a social commentary of the fourteenth century.

Fix: _____________________________________________________________________________

3) Although women of the Victorian era used their elevated modesty and mannerisms as an expression
of their individuality, 20th century feminism fails to eliminate the myths and stereotypes of the
“weaker” sex.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

6) Without a personal connection, Type I Diabetes is often disregarded in terms of its seriousness and
ways of prevention.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

7) Teenagers will not become more involved in politics without the influence of an enjoyable and
engaging outlet.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

8) The price of a college education is laden with hidden and unexpected costs.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

9) The intense and pervasive focus of the media on the “perfect physical image” has induced an
alarming number of adolescent females to undergo risky, invasive cosmetic surgery predicated
primarily on vanity and not medical necessity.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

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10) The stereotypes and myths of autistic behavior have embarrassed the community who is not
willing to listen to the real problems but also to understand the disorder thoroughly.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
11) Trafficking is a demoralizing problem in any aspect, however, the media tends to glamorize sex
trafficking and lessening the impact of forced labor.
Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
12) Although progress has been made regarding services and provisions for the developmentally
disable, more government assistance and spending is needed to improve their quality of life.
Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
13) Millions of citizens have to work harder and cut back on spending because of a large number of
teenagers who chose to give up their education and future.
Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

14) Impoverished children in the United States are often at a massive disadvantage for success in
education during their secondary school years.
Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
15) The effect of drug abuse alienates victims socially, economically, and emotionally from their
families.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

16) ACL injuries among female athletes are occurring because athletes are not being trained properly
by their coaches to prevent this injury.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
17) The result of not being able to afford prenatal care is one of the reasons why many mothers,
especially third-world countries are having premature babies.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
18) The only way to fight ALD is with more public support and funding where a cure can be found for
this paralyzing disease.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________
19) Without education in the household, early childhood abuse, whether, sexual, verbal/emotional, or
physical, will remain the status quo.

Fix: ______________________________________________________________________________

				
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