A good thing about completing any written assignment is that most papers have a distinctive structure, and once you know it, you can write with greater ease. A good paper has intro, main body and conclusion. An intro needs a thesis. It is an idea that organizes your paper and outlines its content and purpose. A thesis can be a fact, an assumption, a hypothesis, but the main point is that it should be debatable. In other words, it should leave space for reasonable doubt and for proofs being brought in. For example, no one doubts that the sun shines during the day and the moon goes up during the night. The only proof will be ‘go out and look in the sky’.
Even if nothing else comes to your mind, you still can say that your paper will explore this and this and highlight its most important points. Although this kind of thesis is considered weak, it is still a thesis and it is better that nothing at all.
If you get dead stuck without a single idea about what thesis to make, reach out to us and we will bail you out. We can create a solid debatable thesis that you will develop into a paper or we can write a whole paper that will be organized and academically solid – and feature a good thesis.
Why Need A Thesis?
Your paper has a purpose, it researches something, and a thesis says what it is that you research. Basically, a thesis can be reduced to a formula:
This is like this because of
- And this.
A thesis usually contains three to four specific points that will be proven in the paper, but if the paper is large or complex, it may features more points to discuss.
When you have thesis, you know what you will be writing about in each paper paragraph, since each paragraph or two will be discussing one of the specific points you include into the thesis.
But remember one more important thing: if you come up with a hypothesis for your paper, use it as a thesis and then research shows that this hypothesis is invalid, then you should tweak your thesis to reflect it. E.g., say that correlation between this and this was not found, or that some phenomenon is caused by a different cause, not the one you initially assumed. A thesis should reflect your paper, not contradict it or exist separately. That’s the key to success.
Outline And Guide To Building A Good Thesis
Now how to write a thesis?
- First pick a point to discuss in your topic. E.g., polluted air as a factor impacting human health.
- Then look for facts that show how air impacts people and list them.
- Then pick the strongest ones. Limit them to 3-4.
- Write a preliminary thesis: polluted air negatively impacts human health by damaging lungs, cardiovascular system and causing all kinds of diseases, including asthma. Already from this thesis it is clear what the paper will be about and you – and your reader – will not get lost along the way.
- Draft the paper. See what should be changed in the thesis.
- Fix the thesis.
- Write the final version of the paper.
Now some more examples of thesis from different areas of study.
Today college education becomes more of a burden than of a benefit since students’ loans are hard to repay and most entry level jobs for college graduates offer minimal wage that is hard to get by.
Climate change may be considered a hoax, but frequent hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters point that that natural patterns change much faster that it can be expected.
Sometimes a topic is too stale to write about its obvious part, but you can get deeper and try and prove aspects of it that are not so obvious. The key is to have facts that support your ideas. Then you may really contribute to research by uncovering things not noticed before.