Week 3 Discussion 1 – Thesis Critique Name Institution Instructor Course Date Week 3 Discussion 1 – Thesis Critique Thesis Statement The benefits of having a live Christmas tree over an artificial Christmas tree and why a live Christmas tree is more effective in celebrating Christmas

Week 3 Discussion 1 – Thesis Critique
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Week 3 Discussion 1 – Thesis Critique
Thesis Statement
The benefits of having a live Christmas tree over an artificial Christmas tree and why a live Christmas tree is more effective in celebrating Christmas.

Critiquing the Thesis Statement
There are different opinions based on which Christmas tree is the best in celebrating Christmas with different sides arguing that one of the trees is more efficient in its purpose of celebrating Christmas (Maner & Gerdes, 2016). These arguments are based on individual’s beliefs, which may be hard to change due to their influence on one’s decision-making process. However, it is important to analyze the origin of the Christmas tree and its intended purpose, which will provide information on the most effective Christmas tree (Maner & Gerdes, 2016). Based on this information, individuals can be able to analyze the benefits as well as disadvantages of either tree in Christmas celebrations. Analyzing the origin of the artificial Christmas tree is also important, as this was not meant to replace the live Christmas tree since both trees are meant to serve the same purpose (Maner & Gerdes, 2016).
This thesis statement meets the requirements on the checklist, as the thesis is not vague but clearly expresses what the essay is all about which is explaining the benefits of having a live Christmas tree over an artificial Christmas tree (Alvesson & Sandberg, 2013). This statement is also arguable as some researchers may provide explanations on why the artificial Christmas tree is better than the live Christmas tree and the advantages of using the artificial Christmas tree (Alvesson & Sandberg, 2013). This essay is also aimed at supporting this claim, which is prone to face opposition from other individuals in the community. The thesis statement also takes a position, which others might challenge and oppose who include supporters of the artificial Christmas tree. A reader’s first response on the thesis statement would be either in support or in opposition (Alvesson ; Sandberg, 2013).

References
Alvesson, M., ; Sandberg, J. (2013). Constructing research questions: Doing interesting research. London: SAGE.

Maner, D., ;Gerdes, D. (2016). Artie: The first artificial Christmas tree. Houston, Texas: Bright Sky Press.