How to write a thesis

by Frealyn M. Navarro MA.,ED
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Publisher: Three Brother's Publishing LLC.,

Publication Date: July 08, 2017

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How to write a thesis

What is a thesis statement?

Every paper you write should have a main point, a main idea, or central message. The argument(s) you make in your paper should reflect this main idea. The sentence that captures your position on this main idea is what we call a thesis statement.

How long does it need to be?

A thesis statement focuses your ideas into one or two sentences. It should present the topic of your paper and also make a comment about your position in relation to the topic. Your thesis statement should tell your reader what the paper is about and also help guide your writing and keep your argument focused. 

Questions to Ask When Formulating Your Thesis
Where is your thesis statement?

You should provide a thesis early in your essay -- in the introduction, or in longer essays in the second paragraph -- in order to establish your position and give your reader a sense of direction.

Tip: In order to write a successful thesis statement:

Avoid burying a great thesis statement in the middle of a paragraph or late in the paper.
Be as clear and as specific as possible; avoid vague words.
Indicate the point of your paper but avoid sentence structures like, “The point of my paper is…” 

Is your thesis statement specific?

Your thesis statement should be as clear and specific as possible. Normally you will continue to refine your thesis as you revise your argument(s), so your thesis will evolve and gain definition as you obtain a better sense of where your argument is taking you.