All About Your Thesis Statement

March 26th, 2009

Your thesis statement is a heart of your paper. Just as what the heart does to the human body—by providing blood to all the organs and thus being connected to the entire body—the thesis statement does to your entire paper with its effects spread and felt throughout the body of the paper. However, for academic papers, there are few exceptions such as narrative paper where you do not have to present a statement, but, still it remains helpful if existing in your paper. The success or failure of your paper largely relates to your this statement, either powerful or poor, respectively.

• As a first thing for writing a concise thesis statement, you should understand the type of your paper.
• For analysis paper you are supposed to divide and discuss an issue with each separate portion. Then, you have to evaluate it, followed by presentation of your analysis and argument to the readers.
• There is also the expository paper demanding your explanation for the reader.
• Another one is the argumentative paper where you have to choose an argument with a purpose of justifying your claims later.
• Your dissertation must possess a sound thesis with good format and structure.
• It is essential that it remain specific in terms of focusing your subject without being ambiguous, and must be able to prove or disprove something.

If not so, your readers are most likely to believe that you have not devoted enough time and hard work for organizing your thoughts, justifying your viewpoints, and establishing a strong argument. With this you will most probably fail to reach an acceptable and meaningful conclusion—suggesting your failure to handle the subject.

• While discussing the structure and format, your thesis statement should be presented within your first paragraph.
• Generally, it appears at the last portion so as to provide a continuation with the body marking a beginning of the presentation of the facts, along with sources supporting your thesis.
• Your thesis should maintain a form of affirmation, and not a question, doubt, etc.
• You are not supposed to ask any question; rather you are invited to prove your argument or viewpoint.

By posing a question as a statement, you are creating some uncertainties. By this way, it will clearly appear that you need your readers for answering, with further implication that either you did not intend to pursue your goal or obviously you did not have that ability. Whatever be the case, ultimately your paper will be at the risk. For avoiding this risk factor you need to go back and forth reading your contents simultaneously while writing your paper—so as to maintain the spirit of your statement.

Also, you need to remember that no thesis statement is an ultimatum. This logically points to your research and writing processes. In this context you must know that there is the vulnerability for change during the course. If you come across to notice that this forces your statement to change, you need to rephrase it correctly. If you are confused, you should undoubtedly prefer any dissertation help for the improvement your thesis writing, one of which is consulting your professor, expert, advisor, faculty person, etc.