how to write a good thesis
Start your introduction with an interesting “hook” to reel your reader in. An introduction can begin with
If written properly, your thesis can act as a “roadmap” for your paper, where each main idea presented in your thesis essentially becomes the topic of your body paragraph. To see this in action, use the suggested outline below.
- Assert a strong position that can be challenged and debated, rather than merely describing or stating facts that cannot be contested
- Form a complete sentence that clearly explains to the reader the overall direction of the essay
- Be sufficiently narrow rather than broad, so the topic can be adequately addressed in the essay
- Communicate a single, overarching point rather than multiple points that may be too difficult or broad to support
- Be clear and specific, as opposed to overly vague, open-ended, or general
A good thesis statement will:
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
- answer a question;
- be engaging; it can be challenged or opposed, thus also defended;
- pass the “so what? why should I care?” test;
- be supported by your paper;
- not be too broad nor too vague.
A strong thesis will: