How to Write the Best Master Thesis
- Doris M
A thesis should be a specific body of work. Meaning, a thesis should be about the statement and providing specific evidence to support that statement. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of an academic paper. It should have a structured body of work. This makes it easy to read with a good flow of the story. To manage your work well, begin with an outline to give yourself a frame you can use to work methodically.
Identify the main points before you start. The body should have the main statement, main conclusion, the main argument and an additional argument as well. A thesis is divided into three different types. There is the analytical paper. The expository paper and the argumentative paper. The analytical approach breaks down an issue into component parts. An expository is an explanation paper. It explains something to the audience. The argumentative paper involves making a claim and justifying it with supporting evidence.
The claim can be an opinion, an evaluation, a cause and effect claim, an interpretation or a policy proposal. It can be a number of things. The purpose of this paper is to convince your audience that your claim is true with supporting evidence. While writing your thesis, your claim may change. Therefore, revise your work to reflect exactly what you are discussing in the paper. It is always advisable to explain your analysis in your thesis. It supports your statement and helps the audience understand your perspective.
To generate a good statement pose it as a question and then try answering it. Make two such examples to identify if you have a solid thesis statement. A strong thesis statement expresses one idea. Making it the focal point of the discussion. A strong thesis statement does not merely make an observation. It should make a justified statement supported by evidence. An observation bores the audience and does not show the purpose of the discussion. In the beginning, you can use the fragment to explain the general subject but narrow it down to a specific subject matter.
To show a strong statement, the writer needs to take a stand. Choose a side and justify your decision to do so. Convince the audience to join you. Your assumption should be based on a clearly stated support. The above points have mostly covered a thesis statement. A generic thesis also includes the proposal, introduction, literature review, methodology, data collection and analysis, and conclusion. After your thesis proposal has been accepted by the project coordinator, you can proceed with an in-depth analysis of your subject matter.
Focus next on your methodology. Indicate how you plan to conduct research and gather relevant data. Whether it is through questionnaires and surveys or interviews and observation. Each method will also need to be defined and explained to the audience. During your data collection process, if there was an experience worth noting can be put down in your thesis. This will show the effort you took to evaluate and present the research to the audience. It shows a keen and analytical approach to your work, which stands out.
For the conclusion mention the outcomes of your data analysis. Your objective and hopefully you will be able to validate your hypothesis. The data, however, should not be biased and your procedures should not be done to favor your statement. Present real figure in your work. When your thesis is near completion consult with your professor and finalize the writing format for your work.