What is a thesis?
Dictionary.com defines a thesis as “a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections.” Simply put, a thesis is a statement, or question, that you intend to address or form your paper around.
How do I write a thesis?
Easy! Pick a topic, do some research, and form a thesis statement based on what you want to prove, answer, or talk about. Okay, that is probably a bit too simplistic, so I am providing some really great websites that will help you craft the perfect thesis.
- Creating a Thesis
Tips and examples for writing thesis statements put out by the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). These guys are the basically the top dog when it comes to this stuff, so check it out.
- How To Write a Thesis Statement
Great resource put out by Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) that explains what a thesis is and how to generate one.
- Thesis Builder
Enter some information (topic, opinion, etc), press the button, and VOILA, instant thesis!
- Thesis Creator
A nice little thesis generator created by Dr. John McGarvey, a teacher at San Dimas High School in California. Easy as pie to use; check it out.
- Thesis Statements
Hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center, this site provides all sort sof information on writing effective thesis statements.