Expert Recommendations On How To Write A Good Research Paper Thesis

If your tutor or professor has not already told you – your thesis statement is also a component of your research paper that is that is marked and graded and the marks will count towards your final grade for your work! It is well worth spending a bit of extra time and effort developing your thesis.

And this is how you do it:

  • Decide what your research paper is going to be about. At this point you will not be able to decide on the actual wording of your thesis statement, there are several stages to go thorough yet.
  • The best way to look at this is that the final thesis statement is a declaration of what you found out when you conducted your research, and you have not completed your research yet.
  • You need a draft statement so to speak, so right now before you start your research write a general statement that covers what you want your readers to learn from your paper.

What to include:

  • You will need some form of declaration or account of the topics that you will be covering in the main body of your paper. These statements should be specific. Don’t digress, keep to the point.
  • Remember that this is all part of the planning and clarification of your work, so don’t try to cut corners by missing out a step. The more planning you do, the precise your work will be and follow a logical progression of ideas.
  • If you are unsure, then put the thesis statement aside for a day or two and go back to it. Does it still cover the topics and issues that you want it to? Does it make sense? Use a thesaurus to find more appropriate words or terminology.

Try out your thesis statement:

  • A really good idea it to talk to other students about your work. The more you talk about it the easier you will find you can explain it. You will use fewer words to describe what you are doing. You will start to change your terminology.
  • At this point if your thesis statement is more than one sentence then you will need to reduce it to just one sentence. If you hand in your work using more than one sentence in your thesis statement you will only get a partial credit for that section.
  • Another great tip is that when you have written your thesis statement then find a way of placing it within that first paragraph of the introduction. By doing this you will find that your work will flow better.