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The Research Process: Thesis Statements

A tutorial on doing research that gets the results you want.

Thesis Statements...

  • Tell the reader how you will be discussing the subject matter of your paper
  • Are a preview of what you will be presenting in your paper
  • Answers a question given by the topic of the paper (ex: your professor asks you to write about "How did the US Revolutionary War affect uprisings in other countries?")
  • Makes a claim that others might dispute

Organizing Your Research

Remember that, though citation builder tools are helpful, they often still produce mistakes when generating citations.