Thesis Synthesis Essay Outline

The following sample English thesis is 659 words long, in APA format, and written at the undergraduate level. It has been downloaded 195 times and is available for you to use, free of charge.

A. Introduction

Thesis Statement: The achievement of success has nothing to do with affluence, media influence of social status or stereotypes.

B. Body

1. The topic sentence about subtopic 1: Somebody who may be financial insufficient may have the potential to be successful.

a. Evidence 1: A very street-smart and intelligent woman could reach success without belonging in the higher class of society just by working hard and studying what she knows. 

b. Evidence 2: Some families cannot afford extra courses or a good ranking school because they have too many children or the parents aren’t educated enough to work high paying jobs in order to support their children’s education. 

c. Evidence 3: Angela Locke has never been able to convince herself that she was even worthy of success because she has never been able to afford the things her wealthier friends could- including accepting themselves as worthy of success. 

d. Although Locke realized that she wasn’t affluent enough to afford a high education like some of her wealthier friends, she realized she had identified herself as “unworthy”, and it was probably because of the way she felt others felt about her, or the remarks she received from others.

e. The text doesn’t disagree in any way with itself.

2. The topic sentence about subtopic 2: Social status also has no indication of whether or not a person deserves poverty

a. Evidence 1: Americans are quick to judge others that they may not necessarily understand, including the poor.

b. Evidence 2:  Hostile actions and words do not need to be exchanged or used as verbal attacks towards the poor or homeless. 

c. Evidence 3: There are many reasons for one to be poor, but far too many of the poor are labeled as “undeserving” when in reality, the reason they cannot live up to society’s living expectations could rely on remaining childless in adolescence, finding and continuing a job, and staying off welfare. Each of these does not define them as immoral, lazy or criminals. 

d. The reasons students may feel as if they cannot do well is because they may feel as if the judgment from not only wealthier or more successful peers but strangers from the outside looking in as well.

e. The text does not contradict itself.

3. The topic sentence about subtopic 3: Perhaps the ability to learn is not the fault of the students, but of the government and the education system. 

a. Evidence 1: Students may not feel as equal as one another when it comes to academics and education because of their social or wealth status in society.

b. Evidence 2: If the government-held college courses, perhaps just a few pertaining to a student’s major, if they couldn’t afford to attend a higher education school, they would be able to feel the push and the ability to do well in school and go out of their way to find resources and search for possibilities in order to make a life for themselves. On top of that, they would also be able to learn more about what they could do and enjoy doing.

c. Evidence 3: In order to change the policy of how education is taught in America and reforming the way schools are financed, or giving federal help to financial insufficient college students, American politicians would need to acknowledge the flaw in our school’s education. If they fix that, then it would be sure to lessen social inequality, and possibly the worth of American students.

d. Education is a big factor when it comes to success because knowledge is the key to becoming successful but it is not right when others are looked down upon because their family cannot provide the financial stability for them to attend school and get an education, just as the poor don’t deserve to be labeled as “undeserving”.

e. The text does not contradict itself.