How to write a good Thesis

How to write a good Thesis

You can write a good thesis if you know what to add and what not to add. This involves effective communication, research and careful planning. Here this article can help you with proving examples, explanation and tips also the clear procedure to write a good thesis.

  1. Choose a clear and Concise Topic:

            While selecting a topic for your thesis you have to be much focused. The boundaries and scope in your research have to be mentioned clearly to avoid confusion.

  1. Conduct a Thorough Literature Review:

            Through reviewing the existing literature available in relative to your research topic you can find the controversies, gaps and the particular area which need further investigation. 

  1. Formulate a Specific Research Question or Hypothesis:

            You have to create a hypothesis or research question for which the research will produce answer. Make sure whether that is within the research goal, concise and specific. 

  1. Create a Well-defined Thesis Statement:

            The thesis statement you create should be like a guide for the readers so it has to be clear and debatable. This should include the purpose and main argument of your research.

  1. Develop a Solid Methodology:

            You have to mention about the methods you followed is designing your research, data collection, data analysis and the techniques. Also you have to provide justification for your chosen methods.

  1. Organize your Thesis Structure:

            Decide about the structure of your thesis which should include sections such as introduction, methodology, literature review, conclusion, discussion, reference and result.

  1. Maintain Clarity and Coherence:

            You have to maintain a smooth flow and transitions between sentences and next paragraphs. You have to enter all details in a concise and clear manner.

  1. Provide Strong Evidence and Examples:

            You have to collect strong evidence to justify your arguments from the research you conducted or from existing literature. You can make use of empirical data, examples and case studies to make a valid point.

  1. Address Counterarguments:

            To make your argument more strong you need to predict the counterarguments and answer that in the discussion itself. This shows that you have a clear understanding on that topic.

  1. Revise and Edit Carefully:

            Do regular reviewing of your thesis to correct any formatting, spelling and grammar mistakes. Regularly revise the paper to maintain conciseness, clarity and coherence.

  1. Maintain Consistency in Style and Formatting:

            You have to maintain the consistency in formatting styles, margins and font throughout your paper. You need to follow the format and style insisted in your institution.

  1. Seek Feedback and Peer Review:

Get advice and feedback from your advisors, colleagues or peers regarding your thesis, try to make changes in your paper by considering those feedbacks.       

  1. Proofread your Thesis:

            A thesis paper with no error can show your professionalism. Proofreading your paper can help you find some unnoticed errors like typos, inconsistencies and grammatical mistakes.

  1. Meet Submission requirements:

            Before submitting your paper make sure you have satisfied the requirements for documentation, formatting and other materials. Follow the guidelines provided by the institution to submit your paper.

  1. Prepare for defense (if required):

            Defense is the oral presentation of your research to provide proper defense for your research argument to the committee members. This may be involved in your evaluation process.

            Be broad minded to make any changes in your thesis paper, because “writing a good thesis is an iterative process” which will make your work more strong.

Features of a Successful Thesis

  1. A thesis must consist of a claim: The thesis is referred as a connection; it needs argument to prove itself. Research question you frame is not a claim. The thesis is not just a theme or topic or simple description.
  2. A thesis should not be obviously true or false: If you have an obviously true claim then you no need prove it by arguing also if you have an obviously false claim then you can’t find a reason to support your argument. So your claim needs to be plausible, which needs evidence and argument to show its credibility.
  3. A thesis should not be overly abstract or general: The thesis must have enough evidence and information to find evidence and to support its argument.
  4. A thesis should be original: You should not copy argument from others. You can use the idea of others argument but you can’t take the exact argument of other writers.
  5. A thesis should be arguable:

You have to find a perfect evidence to support your argument which is placed in the thesis.

The claim you place should have a good scope so that it can have enough content to fill the length paper length.

  1. A thesis should be clear: Try to avoid very technical or difficult words in your paper in order to not confuse the readers. If you have used any, provide them with proper definition. For instance terms like “Durkheim-Boas tradition,” “reductionism” should be explained.
  2. A thesis should be concise: Make your thesis understand by using a simple single sentence, if it is complex topics then go for two to three sentences.
  3. A thesis should be obvious to your reader: Your thesis statement in the first or introduction paragraph should start with phrases such as “I will argue…,” “In this essay I will contend…”

Needs to write a Good Thesis

A good thesis statement will make an arguable claim:

            You have to focus on a single key point and develop defend and supportive arguments to support it while crafting a thesis paper. For instance: “America is violent” is just an observation but “Americans are violent because they are fearful” is one step ahead of just observation and it’s called an argument which is streamed in a movie “Bowling for Columbine” by Michael Moore released in the year 2002.  This is considered as an argument because it has a claim which can be argued and it has different perspective.

If you want to create a good thesis sentence then that should be an inspiration to others’ and should not diminish their perspective. For instance: the statement “America is violent” has support from different group who thinks the reason behind it could be the “violent entertainment industry” (like videogames or movies) or because of the “lack of gun regulation” or “the collapse of the family unit”. Basically the argument you place should gain the support from the group who thinks similarly or closely to you.

A good thesis statement will control the content of the entire paper:

            The content in your paper is going to be determined by your thesis statement. Every sentence you use in your paper should support your work. If you have any of the paragraphs not matching your statement you can either delete it from your thesis or you can rewrite it. You should not write something tin your thesis paper which is not expected by the reader

A good thesis will provide a structure for your paper:

            The thesis paper you write should state your argument as well as how it is presented in the paper that is the structure. For instance: If you place an argument like “Online education is beneficial because of A, B, and C.” here the reason criteria mentioned should follow the same order when explained them individually also. Otherwise the readers may get confused or betrayed or irritated.

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