Writing a Thesis

Writing a thesis calls for the writer to identify a particular subject to carry a research on and present original findings. It requires the writer to scrutinize deeply the facts of a particular issue and draw their own conclusions about the facts.

A writer has to choose a topic to write on and it should be one they have interest in. This helps the writer to explore the topic with enthusiasm hence giving the reader credible final content. The topic chosen should be wide enough to provide information needed to support the writer's conclusions on that particular issue they have chosen to write on; however, it should not be too broad that the writer cannot manage it.

A thesis must have a thesis statement, which is a clear one line statement to which the whole content of the paper revolves around. It should be brief and clear, stating the problem one is explaining and how the writer explains it. A thesis statement usually comes in the introduction and it helps the reader to know what to expect from the research content.

The writer must conduct a literature review on the issue they are researching on; by showing how their answers on the issue are the best compared to existing ones. Writers must dig for information from several sources, for instance, from the Internet, libraries, or from interviewing professionals in that particular field they are covering.

A good thesis must have the best outline, hence the writer must draft a sketch of the whole content from the beginning to the end. A clear outline ensures that ideas are well connected and that they are easy to follow. A good outline gives the content a good well transitioned shape which comes from an excellent evolution of ideas. An outline gives the writer the basis on to which to start their discussion; it becomes easier for the writer to think in chapters and develop one chapter at a time.

The argument and points of the writer must be clear throughout the paper; the reader has to follow an argument without unnecessary strain. The writer must have the target audience in mind; and must anticipate the level of knowledge they have on the particular topic the writer is covering. It is important for the writer to use the best tone in-order to communicate the point  effectively.

The body of the research must be written with utmost care; this is where the core of the research is and it calls for careful presentation of arguments and ideas, which in-turn must be supported by concrete evidence. Technical terms used in the thesis should be defined precisely; each term must be used in only one way all through the content. The author must use concrete words and phrases which communicate directly, a thesis is a formal document hence the writer must avoid jokes or puns while writing.

Paragraphs used in the body of the thesis must be of the right length; they should be well ordered to present an idea at a time and support it appropriately. The sentences should be straight to the point since very long sentences are difficult to follow. The paper should be written in plain language and in the active voice. Proofreading has to be done to eliminate cases of grammatical errors and also to make sure that all information in the paper is justifiable.