Academic essays help: your thesis is your main point

How to focus your writing?

If you are struggling to produce a paper that is clearly thought out and well stated, you may need to refocus. It is easy to get lost when you’re writing a long paper, particularly a research paper, and the result can be an incoherent, dreamy paper with point that are hard to grasp.

Instead of rambling your way through your academic essay assignments, instead pull all your focus to your thesis. The thesis should be the light that guides all your writing. It should inform how your introduction is written and structured, it should influence how your paper is laid out and what you write about, and it should be relevant to every statement or data point you share in the whole text.

What is a thesis?

A thesis is a central statement that is advocated by an academic paper. Your thesis should be a sentence long construction that is either disprovable or provable, and can be supported with both factual evidence and rhetorical argumentation. You should choose a thesis that is interesting and engaging, but not too difficult to fathom. It should be novel but believable, and it should be of some greater relevance to humanity or society at large. A thesis should not be too obscure or idiosyncratic; it should be accessible and understandable by all your readers.

How do you write a good thesis statement?

A thesis can be a statement of fact, a moral argument, an ethical assertion, a policy proposal, or a critical interpretation of a piece of art or a historical event. A good thesis takes a strong and unambiguous point, and states it in a manner that anyone reading the paper can comprehend. The rest of the paper should relate back to the central thesis, so the thesis should be broad enough that you can write about it extensively. At the same time, a thesis should be precise enough that you can support it in a finite amount of space and reach a conclusion with some finality.

How to center your paper around your thesis?

Your thesis should appear by the end of your introductory section of your paper. You should state, in your introduction, how you will be supporting your thesis. Provide an introduction to your main arguments or factual claims in that first paragraph, and then delve into your body paragraphs. Return to your thesis periodically, to remind the reader, and to contextualize the arguments and facts on display.