Purdue OWL: Creating a Thesis Statement
Title pageAbstractTable of contentsIntroductionThesis statementApproach/methodsPreliminary results and discussionWork plan including time tableImplications of ResearchList of references. Proceed in the following order:This order may seem backwards. However, it is difficult to write an abstractuntil you know your most important results. Sometimes, it is possibleto write the introduction first. Most often the introduction shouldbe written next to last.
Tips for Writing Your Thesis Statement
Note: I dedicate this post, as I dedicate so much of my teaching practice, to Kathleen Tolan. Kathleen was a mentor, a leader, a friend. She was the best of the best in this field. Her loss is staggering, and will be felt far and wide and for a long time to come. Our thoughts at Two Writing Teachers are with Kathleen’s family and her colleagues at The Reading and Writing Project.
Yet another type of a thesis is the one that explains a particular study and does not necessarily encompass arguments or a hypothesis. Such a thesis requires a little more imagination and eloquence. However in an analytical thesis, one needs to be more calculated, a bit laconic and avoid derailing from the focal point. Online thesis writing therefore is devoid of any specific pattern and demands flexibility with the type of thesis being written.