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What do you know about Thesis Statement?

A thesis statement is very difficult and can be overwhelming if you are unprepared for it. However, certain strategies will help you make the process smoother and easier. In this blog, we will discuss what a thesis is, how to write one, and some tips for getting started with your first thesis paper.



What is a Thesis?


A thesis statement is the most important part of your paper. It's a one-sentence summary of what you'll argue in your paper, and it should be bold, clear, and specific. Thesis statements can be as short as three words ("My main argument is that…") or long enough to fill up an entire page ("The main reason why I think this is because…").


Thesis statements are usually very easy to write—they come naturally when you're writing! However, sometimes they might not come out right away when you first try writing them. That's okay, though—it doesn't matter if something doesn't come out perfect on paper because once we've gotten used to having one ourselves, we'll find our way of doing things that work best for us!


Significance of a Thesis Statement

The thesis statement is the most important part of your paper and should be written as clearly as possible. A good thesis statement will describe what you will argue in your paper, what position or beliefs you hold, and how these beliefs relate to other issues discussed in class or at conferences. You can think of this as saying "I am going to argue that..." Thesis statements can also include:

  • A description of who wrote it (e.g., "This paper was written by John Doe"). This information helps readers understand who wrote the presented work; if no author is named on a piece of writing, then readers may assume it was written by someone else entirely (which could lead them astray).



Different Formats of a Thesis


Thesis statement: The first sentence of your thesis statement is an overview of what you will write about. This can be anything from "I will present a case study on..." to "This article will prove that..."

Thesis proposal: Your second sentence should briefly explain why this topic is important and how it relates to other research papers in the same field. If you're writing about something new, make sure there's strong evidence for why it matters now rather than just saying, "it's new" or "I think people should know about this."


A good thesis proposal can also include any relevant citations or references needed based on research done so far (if any).


How to Write a Thesis?


A thesis is a statement that summarizes your research and ideas in an academic paper. Thesis statements identify the topics, or main ideas, of your paper.

You can learn how to write a thesis with our guide: [Thesis Statement](https://www.goodessayswriters.com/blog-post/writing-a-thesis).

How to craft a strong Thesis Statement?

The thesis statement is the most important part of your paper. It should be memorable, concise, and clear. It should also be relevant to the topic at hand.


Here are some tips on how you can craft a strong Thesis Statement:

  • Make sure that it isn't too broad or narrow - A thesis statement that is too broad will make it difficult for readers to understand what exactly you're talking about; likewise, if there are too many details within your thesis statement, then people may get confused about what exactly it's supposed to mean (which could lead them down a rabbit hole).

  • Make sure that it doesn't lack focus - You want people reading through pages of text instead of just scanning through paragraphs at once, so keep those sentences short!

Get familiar with the assignment.

Before you get started, make sure to read the assignment carefully. You should understand the requirements of your paper, including any formatting or style requirements. You also need to know how long it is and whether or not there are any word limits on your assignment. Finally, check to see if there are any citation requirements before starting on this project!

Once you have an idea of what exactly needs doing for your thesis statement/paper/essay etc., try out different ways of structuring what could be written into something readable by humans and computers (read: computers that can read).

Choose a topic that will engage your reader.


To begin writing a thesis, choose a topic that will engage your reader. The topic should interest you and bring value to your audience. It's also important to choose something relevant to your thesis statement's field of study or topic (if you're writing in the humanities). If we look at these three criteria together, they form an interesting triangle:

  • Thesis Statement: what is it?

  • Topic: what's this about?

  • Audience/Reader(s): who are they



Create an outline for your paper

An outline is a list of the major points of your paper. It allows you to focus on the most important information and helps you avoid getting distracted by minor details that aren't relevant to your thesis.

An outline can be created in many different ways, but there are some common elements that all outlines share:

  • Description – The first paragraph should introduce the topic, provide context for the reader (such as an introduction or background), list any resources used in writing this paper, and briefly explain those (if any).

  • Main Body – This section will include all main points of your argument/research study/report etc., arranged according to their importance or relevance within the overall topic being addressed by this particular piece(s) of work/project which we have collectively referred throughout thus far as 'Thesis'.

  • Conclusion – A final few sentences describing how everything fits together into one unified whole; tying up loose ends if necessary before concluding with "I now conclude….”

Begin with your thesis statement

A thesis statement is the central idea of a paper that summarizes what you will discuss in each section. This section aims to help you create an effective thesis statement and give examples of how others have done so before.


A good thesis statement should be clear and concise yet relevant enough to make your point clearly understood by readers who may not be familiar with the topic area or context (or even those who don't know much about it). It should also sound like an obvious thing for someone else working on this same problem—but if there's anything we've learned from writing research papers ourselves (and being told by our profs), it's that nobody wants their time wasted! So keep this in mind when brainstorming: think about what other people have said/written about similar topics before coming up with something new yourself."

Write the body of your paper.


The body is the longest part of your paper and should be organized logically. It should also be written in a way that's easy to understand, with clear examples and explanations. The strongest arguments are those that you make at this point, so make sure they're included here!


The final step is to write the conclusion. This should summarize your argument, and it's a great way to bring everything together at the end. The conclusion is also where you can say something about what you've learned from writing this paper (if anything), or how it might impact future research on this topic."


Cite your references properly.


Citing your sources properly is important. If you quote or paraphrase someone, then cite the source of that quote or paraphrase. Using a fact or statistic, cite it correctly in your thesis.



If you are quoting another person's words verbatim and don't have any further clarification about them (e.g., "he said"), then use quotation marks around what was said (e.g., "he said"). However, if there is some additional information that needs to be added to the sentence for people reading it to understand what was being conveyed by this particular piece of writing (e.g.., “[person] said that [thing]," then include this additional information within square brackets after each instance where such clarification would be helpful but before any quoted material begins:


Polish up your paper


Once you have finished writing your paper, it's time to polish it up. This is where you can ensure that the paper is free of any grammatical, spelling, and typing errors. You should also check for formatting errors, such as spacing between sentences or paragraphs.


Thesis writing may be quite difficult, but certain strategies can help you make the process smoother.

The thesis statement is the broadest of your arguments and will be used to introduce all of your supporting evidence. It should answer the question, "What does this essay intend to say?" Thesis statements are usually preceded by an introduction paragraph, providing context for what you're about to write about. The introduction also helps set up how much time you will spend in each section of your paper (the body paragraphs), so it can be clear at a glance whether or not someone needs more information before they move on.


This is not an easy topic, but it doesn't have to be. It’s important to keep in mind that a thesis is a guide for other people who will read your work. If you take the time to outline your ideas carefully and consider them before you write anything down, your reader will be able to follow along easily. Make sure they know what they’re getting into when they pick up your paper!

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