Thesis writing instructions: how to complete your paper in proper way
If you are tasked with writing a thesis, consider these writing instructions and learn how to write your paper in a proper way.
- Have a plan.
- Create your arguments.
- Write your conclusion.
Having a plan when you sit down to write will help you gather your thoughts and ensure you do not neglect any key arguments. Having a plan gives you the opportunity to brainstorm the things you already know about your topic and the things you still need to know. It is important not to get into too much detail when you are creating your plan. Try and use keywords or key phrases rather than complete sentences.
To do this, there are three steps involved. The first step is to make the basic statement and the argument. If you cannot clearly and simply state your argument, then your knowledge on the topic may be limited or confined. The second step is to explain the argument. Try and explain it in relation to the prompt. Just because the explanation seems obvious to you does not mean you should forget to write it out entirely. The third step is to critically review your argument. Try and distance yourself from it and look at where your basic premise could be limited or wrong. Pretend that you are someone critically evaluating your explanation for the first time. This is truly a challenge for you, where you can try and think for yourself. Analyzing yourself will get you quite far, and being able to critically evaluate your argument can get you a much higher grade.
The conclusion is the part where you weigh your arguments and decide which were the most relevant to your prompt and the strongest. Do not add something new that was not previously discussed in your text. But instead, try and review the points you have made in light of the evidence you have provided. Leave the reader with evidence as to why your argument was justified.
Tip: Many students struggle with their word count. They might be intimidated by “2000” words at first, but as soon as they start writing, they find that they have gone over the limit. In this case, go back and see where a more minimalist speech might still get the point across. Are there areas where you added verbal flourish but where the point can be made just as strongly without it?