Mastering the skills of thesis writing is not an easy task. An effective thesis cannot be concluded with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. A thesis should not be topic, nor should it be a fact or an opinion. A good thesis is divided in two parts. It should tell the readers about what you intend to argue about, and furthermore it should also communicate how you aim to present your argument. Following are the four steps which will help you in mastering the skills of thesis writing.
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Look for ambiguity, interest, tension, complication, and/or controversy. Is the author contradicting herself or himself? Did the author make a point which he later reversed? Are there any other deep implications of the argument of the author? Once you find out the why to these questions, or to the other related questions, you will be on the correct path to develop a working thesis topic.
There is nothing as infuriating as finally coming up with a great idea for your thesis writing, and then forgetting it once you lose your concentration. Once you write down the thesis topic which you have chosen, you will be able to think about it clearly, concisely, and logically. By doing this, you will not only keep the topic in mind but will also be able to write down all the different ideas that you want to incorporate in the thesis.
The perfect place for the thesis statement is supposed to be at the end of the introductory paragraph in your term paper. It is common to find the theses sentence or the main idea there, so the readers habitually pay more attention to the last sentence of your introductory paragraph.
Once you have finalized your thesis topic, think about what may be said against the topic. This will assist you in refining it, and will also help you think about the various arguments you can use to refute those talking against the topic.