Month: July 2018

How To Write a Thesis

How To Write a Thesis

How To Write a Good Thesis A Few Tips To Help You Write a Good Thesis As a student, your thesis represents one of the pinnacles of your academic life. See that you give it the time and the attention it deserves, so that you […]

A Good Thesis: What It Isn’t

A Good Thesis: What It Isn’t

A lot of posts in this blog deal with what thesis writing is. They offer good advice on how to write everything from an art thesis to your thesis statement. There’s tons of advice on creating a good thesis This is fantastic, but misses one […]

Thesis Statement Help

Thesis Statement Help

So you’ve decided to strike it out on your own. You say, “I will buy thesis papers no more! I will write my own great essay!” You, my friend, are ambitious and this is awesome. In exchange, you can have some thesis statement help.

What is a thesis statement?

No doubt you are familiar with the thesis statement. It’s the last sentence of your first paragraph, and it sums up and road maps the primary arguments that you will be addressing in your thesis paper.

There are many different kinds of thesis statements, and which one you choose relates directly to the kind of thesis paper you have.

  • Argumentative Thesis Statement If your essay is making a very clear argument (this usually takes the form of a persuasive speech or paper), then you probably want to write an argumentative thesis statement. The link above redirects to a guide specifically for thesis statements that relate to argumentative thesis statements. The rest of this post will deal with other kinds of thesis statement help.

  • Biographical Thesis Statement When you craft a thesis statement for a biography, you have to address the major life events, in addition to the effects of the subject’s life on their environment and surrounding.

  • Literature Thesis StatementLiterature thesis statements just have to address the purpose of the literary work, the effects of the work on the larger literary world, and the conversation between authors in the same region, time period, or genre. We have a post on how to write a deconstructionist literature thesis, if you want more help. Read on for further thesis statement help.

  • Personal Thesis Statement If you are writing about yourself, you know exactly what you’re talking about: yourself. Talk about your biases, you struggles, your topic, your personality, your values and beliefs. Address all these things with confident, subtle command of language.

Examples

Argumentative Thesis Statement:

“Despite solid moral objections against the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, a simple cost-benefit analysis reveals that the economic and medical benefits outweigh the ‘moral’ cost of a supposedly secular America.”

Biographical Thesis Statement:

“Emma Goldman, early 20th century anarchist and activist, effected radical change in the harsh political climate of turn-of-the-century America, traveling across the world in order to spread her views and political agenda.”

Literature Thesis Statement:

“Kafka’s Metamorphosis revolutionized existentialism with its stark prose and complicated analysis of the human condition— the text addresses the transformation of character from man to beast, a metaphor for the value of human existence.”

Personal Thesis Statement:

“Because I have worked hard in my studies, expanded upon my standard education through organizations like boy scouts and volunteer work at the local psychiatric hospital, and maintained an impeccable driving record, I believe I am the perfect candidate for this position.”

This brief guide is far from complete thesis statement help. There are many ways to compose a thesis statement. Nonetheless, the advice will give you a basis from which to write your own thesis statements.

Thesis Ideas

Thesis Ideas

Thesis ideas: you can never have enough of them. When you are thesis writing, you will invariably run out of ideas for papers. If you’re lucky enough to choose your own topic, you have the opportunity to choose things that you find interesting and exciting. […]

How to Find a Thesis Idea

How to Find a Thesis Idea

In thesis writing there are a lot of ways to come up with a strong thesis idea. While many of them run relatively conventional and include helpful pieces of advice like “ask your adviser!” or “talk to other students in similar programs!” this blog post […]

Getting Familiar with the Parts of a Thesis

Getting Familiar with the Parts of a Thesis

Know the Parts of a Thesis and Write More Easily

A thesis by any other name would sound just as scary. Indeed, whether you call it a thesis, a dissertation, a term paper, it still evokes the same sense of panic in most students. But the truth is, any thesis, no matter what the degree or educational level that requires it, still consists of roughly the same parts.

Knowing the parts of a thesis would actually make completing the daunting task a little more imaginable, if not easier. However, the use of technical language as names for the parts only serves to make thesis writing all the more unappealing and unreachable.

So what are these parts all about, in simplified language?

First, the thesis opens with several introductory pages, which contain the following parts:

1. Executive Summary or Introduction. Here, the writer gives the basic description of the problem and the hypothesis the thesis sets out to explore and prove or disprove.
2. Objective of the Study. This describes the end result that you hope the study would provide.
3. Scope and Limitations of the Study. This part sets the parameters that would be included in the study and specifies areas that are no longer within your bounds.
4. Review of Related Literature. This gives the basic background of similar studies to set the mood for why this particular thesis was picked.
5. Methodology and Procedure. This describes the overall way that the proponent aims to arrive at a conclusion. This is especially important for science-related studies.

Next, the main content of the thesis can be split into the following sections:

1. Data Analysis and Interpretation. This is where the main body of the thesis is put, describing the data gathered and how they were manipulated to arrive at results.
2. Case Studies. This provides examples wherein the thesis subject is shown in a practical scenario.
3. Processing Data for Hypothesis Supporting Acceptance or Rejection. This includes any mathematical computations or qualitative analysis that supports the decision for accepting or rejecting the hypothesis.

The thesis then wraps up neatly using the following components:

1. Summary, Conclusion, Major Findings. This gives a quick description of the answers found in the process of writing the paper. This is also where the decision of acceptance or rejection is laid out.
2. Suggestions or Recommendations and Contribution of the Study. Here, the writer sets out recommended courses of action and lists out the positive impact the study may have on other aspects of study.
3. Scope for Future Study. This area includes the bibliography and list of related material that any interested reader may explore for further study. It may also have an appendix to contain some materials that were used in the study but could not be written in the main text, such as sample questionnaires or charts.

Once you understand the basic parts of the thesis and their functions, it becomes easier to input your ideas into the particular section in which they belong. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself staring at page upon page of slowly but surely forming text, and thesis writing suddenly doesn’t feel too scary!

Deconstructionist Literature Thesis

Deconstructionist Literature Thesis

Thesis writing, especially a literature thesis is not as difficult as it looks. In fact, it’s fairly simple, especially if you take a deconstructionist approach to the writing. There are only a few base components to keep in mind, and they apply to almost any […]

How to Approach a Cancer Thesis

How to Approach a Cancer Thesis

Usually when you write or buy thesis papers, the topic is very straight forward. If you are writing a science thesis, then your work will consist of research, analysis, and argument; if you are writing a literature thesis, your work will also consist of research, […]

How to Write an Art Thesis

How to Write an Art Thesis

Thesis writing is complicated no matter what the subject. An art thesis, like a literature thesis, is far more subjective than some of its scientific and economical counterparts. This subjectivity often makes the liberal arts more difficult to write thesis for than subjects like economics or politics.

When dealing with an art thesis, here are some helpful tips that will help you get through it in no time flat.

Descriptions

If you are comparing and contrasting artworks or describing a piece of art, there are some things you should know about the way art is quantified. Visual art is comprised of the following characteristics.

  • Line. Obviously, two-dimensional representations of an object are formed from lines and patterns. Pay attention to line and shape in all artwork, as it is the most obvious characteristic and ignoring it would be to ignore a considerable portion of the work.

  • Color. Another obvious one, color is often symbolic. It draws the eye in and illuminates the art in both a literal and figurative way. Make sure you note the use of color or its absence when comparing two works or analyzing a singular piece.

  • Tone. Tone is the light and dark values in a piece. Often this, too, is symbolic of a deeper meaning behind the piece. Comparing the values (moral and literal) in two pieces of artwork and simplify the search for a shared or contradictory theme.

  • Volume. Ask yourself about the space in the painting. How close together are things? How big are the objects? What is close together and what is far apart? Why does the artist do this?

  • Texture. What looks rough in the picture? What looks soft? Texture is used to varying degrees in all forms of art. Its absence can indicate a special attention or visual metaphor within a piece.

Conversation

All pieces of art, as soon as they are viewed, become part of an international conversation. Each artwork contributes something else to the explanation and observations of the world around us.

Always address this conversation in an art thesis. No art is created in a vacuum. Look at the other artists working in this same time period and the climate in which the artist lived and ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is the artist doing differently than other artists of their time?

  • What is similar?

  • What indicates the time period?

  • What political events might have influenced the creation of this piece?

  • What social events might have influenced the creation of this piece?

  • What might personal events in the artist’s life have inspired them to create this art?

  • What is this piece communicating?

Always try to relate the artwork back to a larger conversation. Even if artists living in the same region did not know each other, they most likely had similar interactions with their environment. If they did not, analyze the differences and compare them to the differences in the art work: the connections are almost always clear.

Art theses, while difficult is not impossible, so long as you are comfortable with the subjectivity and are prepared to think rationally.

Written Thesis

Written Thesis

Learn the basics so that your written thesis is grade-worthy There are a couple of things that you need to have up your sleeve if you want to prove your abilities as a research scholar. If you are wondering what all this is about, you […]