An essay that lacks a strong thesis will be inadequate and often lacking in focus.
If someone reads your essay and cannot identify where the thesis statement is located, take this as a sign that the thesis is not clear and/or is not as specific or strong as it can be.
Make sure that the thesis stands out and can be easily interpreted.
However, some students are surprised—and dismayed—when some of their early college papers are criticized for not having a good thesis.
Their professor might even claim that the paper doesn’t have a thesis when, in the author’s view it clearly does. Linen served as a form of currency in the ancient Mediterranean world, connecting rival empires through circuits of trade.