Thesis Writing


            A thesis is a proposal indicated in a long essay which includes an individual’s for example a student’s personal research for a university degree. It involves the individual’s opinions on a given topic where he/she then tries to prove it. Thesis writing also referred to as thesis statement centre’s your thoughts or suggestions mainly into one or two sentences. The main purpose of thesis writing is to enlighten the person reading it on what your paper is about and help direct your writing by keeping your reasoning focused. Thesis writing can also be summarized as making a declaration which is directly answering a question.


A thesis is also known as a thesis statement, which is the sentence that introduces the main point of view of a composition. It is mainly found within the first introductory paragraph in an essay. It is the main declaration the writer puts forward about a given topic whose main purpose is to outline and establish that essay, which is going to be conversed during the entire composition. A thesis statement includes a writer’s personal research of his/her personal opinions and ideas which are then simply summarized in a proposal. At ancient universities when the reader had finished his session a disputation would then follow where students could accumulate certain points and try to prove their points to the reader. The position which one took during this disputation was known as the thesis, while the dissertation was the logical thinking with which one confirmed it (Olga, 2005). The importance of a thesis statement is to provide a well outlined and precise argument which guides a reader about the content in the essay.

Process of Thesis Writing

Thesis writing should meet the expectations of several institutional expectations; hence planning is of major importance. There are mainly six phases of the process of thesis writing. The first phase of the process of thesis writing is identifying a good research problem and a good consultant. This phase includes identifying the consultant, identifying the problem, working out a project plan, and lastly having the plan accepted. The second phase is advancing the plan, this helps in identifying problems before they get out of control by using suggestions from your consultant. The third phase is performing the research, part of the time is normally set aside for literature research enabling one to get a good grasp of the problem and how to solve it. The fourth phase is writing, it’s part of developing the ideas in the essay and examining the subject matter. The fifth phase is packaging, which takes time. And the last phase is defending, it also takes time thus planning should be done prior.

Contents of a Thesis Paper

            The introduction is the first part of a thesis paper whereby it has two main purposes which are to inspire the reader’s interest and to give a general review or summary of your thesis. The theory section is the second part in a thesis paper, whose main purpose is to examine and explain the meaning of your data. The method section is the third part; it demonstrates how the choice of research method used solves the problems cited. Inspection is the fourth part of the thesis paper that is mainly indicated to find the results. Findings are reported here and outlined in an orderly fashion, which is included in a separate chapter. Discussion is the fifth part of a thesis paper which consists of all the arguments of your thesis, findings are questioned. The last part of the thesis paper is the conclusion, which the most important issues raised in your paper are repeated here. A long thesis paper will require an abstract, but for the short thesis papers it is not required (Schimel, 2012).


Olga, Weijers. (2005) The medieval disputatio. In: Hora est! (On dissertations), p.23-27

J. Schimel, (2012) Writing Science: How to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded. 

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