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Your thesis is the central claim in your essay—your main insight or idea about your source or topic. Your thesis should appear early in an academic essay, followed by a logically constructed argument that supports this central claim. A strong thesis is arguable, which means a thoughtful reader could disagree with it and therefore needs your careful analysis of the evidence to understand how you arrived at this claim. You arrive at your thesis by examining and analyzing the evidence available to you, which might be text or other types of source material.
A thesis will generally respond to an analytical question or pose a solution to a problem that you have framed for your readers (and for yourself). When you frame that question or problem for your readers, you are telling them what is at stake in your argument—why your question matters and why they should care about the answer . If you can explain to your readers why a question or problem is worth addressing, then they will understand why it’s worth reading an essay that develops your thesis—and you will understand why it’s worth writing that essay.
A strong thesis will be arguable rather than descriptive , and it will be the right scope for the essay you are writing. If your thesis is descriptive, then you will not need to convince your readers of anything—you will be naming or summarizing something your readers can already see for themselves. If your thesis is too narrow, you won’t be able to explore your topic in enough depth to say something interesting about it. If your thesis is too broad, you may not be able to support it with evidence from the available sources.
When you are writing an essay for a course assignment, you should make sure you understand what type of claim you are being asked to make. Many of your assignments will be asking you to make analytical claims , which are based on interpretation of facts, data, or sources.
Some of your assignments may ask you to make normative claims. Normative claims are claims of value or evaluation rather than fact—claims about how things should be rather than how they are. A normative claim makes the case for the importance of something, the action that should be taken, or the way the world should be. When you are asked to write a policy memo, a proposal, or an essay based on your own opinion, you will be making normative claims.
Here are some examples of possible thesis statements for a student's analysis of the article “The Case Against Perfection” by Professor Michael Sandel.
Descriptive thesis (not arguable)
While Sandel argues that pursuing perfection through genetic engineering would decrease our sense of humility, he claims that the sense of solidarity we would lose is also important.
This thesis summarizes several points in Sandel’s argument, but it does not make a claim about how we should understand his argument. A reader who read Sandel’s argument would not also need to read an essay based on this descriptive thesis.
Broad thesis (arguable, but difficult to support with evidence)
Michael Sandel’s arguments about genetic engineering do not take into consideration all the relevant issues.
This is an arguable claim because it would be possible to argue against it by saying that Michael Sandel’s arguments do take all of the relevant issues into consideration. But the claim is too broad. Because the thesis does not specify which “issues” it is focused on—or why it matters if they are considered—readers won’t know what the rest of the essay will argue, and the writer won’t know what to focus on. If there is a particular issue that Sandel does not address, then a more specific version of the thesis would include that issue—hand an explanation of why it is important.
Arguable thesis with analytical claim
While Sandel argues persuasively that our instinct to “remake” (54) ourselves into something ever more perfect is a problem, his belief that we can always draw a line between what is medically necessary and what makes us simply “better than well” (51) is less convincing.
This is an arguable analytical claim. To argue for this claim, the essay writer will need to show how evidence from the article itself points to this interpretation. It’s also a reasonable scope for a thesis because it can be supported with evidence available in the text and is neither too broad nor too narrow.
Arguable thesis with normative claim
Given Sandel’s argument against genetic enhancement, we should not allow parents to decide on using Human Growth Hormone for their children.
This thesis tells us what we should do about a particular issue discussed in Sandel’s article, but it does not tell us how we should understand Sandel’s argument.
Questions to ask about your thesis
- Is the thesis truly arguable? Does it speak to a genuine dilemma in the source, or would most readers automatically agree with it?
- Is the thesis too obvious? Again, would most or all readers agree with it without needing to see your argument?
- Is the thesis complex enough to require a whole essay's worth of argument?
- Is the thesis supportable with evidence from the text rather than with generalizations or outside research?
- Would anyone want to read a paper in which this thesis was developed? That is, can you explain what this paper is adding to our understanding of a problem, question, or topic?
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This resource provides tips for creating a thesis statement and examples of different types of thesis statements.
Tips for Writing Your Thesis Statement
1. Determine what kind of paper you are writing:
- An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience.
- An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience.
- An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.
If you are writing a text that does not fall under these three categories (e.g., a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader.
2. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence.
3. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper.
4. Your topic may change as you write, so you may need to revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper.
Thesis Statement Examples
Example of an analytical thesis statement:
The paper that follows should:
- Explain the analysis of the college admission process
- Explain the challenge facing admissions counselors
Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement:
- Explain how students spend their time studying, attending class, and socializing with peers
Example of an argumentative thesis statement:
- Present an argument and give evidence to support the claim that students should pursue community projects before entering college
Harvard University Theses, Dissertations, and Prize Papers
The Harvard University Archives ’ collection of theses, dissertations, and prize papers document the wide range of academic research undertaken by Harvard students over the course of the University’s history.
Beyond their value as pieces of original research, these collections document the history of American higher education, chronicling both the growth of Harvard as a major research institution as well as the development of numerous academic fields. They are also an important source of biographical information, offering insight into the academic careers of the authors.
Spanning from the ‘theses and quaestiones’ of the 17th and 18th centuries to the current yearly output of student research, they include both the first Harvard Ph.D. dissertation (by William Byerly, Ph.D . 1873) and the dissertation of the first woman to earn a doctorate from Harvard ( Lorna Myrtle Hodgkinson , Ed.D. 1922).
Other highlights include:
- The collection of Mathematical theses, 1782-1839
- The 1895 Ph.D. dissertation of W.E.B. Du Bois, The suppression of the African slave trade in the United States, 1638-1871
- Ph.D. dissertations of astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (Ph.D. 1925) and physicist John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (Ph.D. 1922)
- Undergraduate honors theses of novelist John Updike (A.B. 1954), filmmaker Terrence Malick (A.B. 1966), and U.S. poet laureate Tracy Smith (A.B. 1994)
- Undergraduate prize papers and dissertations of philosophers Ralph Waldo Emerson (A.B. 1821), George Santayana (Ph.D. 1889), and W.V. Quine (Ph.D. 1932)
- Undergraduate honors theses of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (A.B. 1940) and Chief Justice John Roberts (A.B. 1976)
What does a prize-winning thesis look like?
If you're a Harvard undergraduate writing your own thesis, it can be helpful to review recent prize-winning theses. The Harvard University Archives has made available for digital lending all of the Thomas Hoopes Prize winners from the 2019-2021 academic years.
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Dissertation Table of Contents in Word | Instructions & Examples
Published on May 15, 2022 by Tegan George . Revised on July 18, 2023.
The table of contents is where you list the chapters and major sections of your thesis, dissertation , or research paper, alongside their page numbers. A clear and well-formatted table of contents is essential, as it demonstrates to your reader that a quality paper will follow.
The table of contents (TOC) should be placed between the abstract and the introduction . The maximum length should be two pages. Depending on the nature of your thesis , paper, or dissertation topic , there are a few formatting options you can choose from.
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Depending on the length of your document, you can choose between a single-level, subdivided, or multi-level table of contents.
- A single-level table of contents only includes “level 1” headings , or chapters. This is the simplest option, but it may be too broad for a long document like a dissertation.
- A subdivided table of contents includes chapters as well as “level 2” headings, or sections. These show your reader what each chapter contains.
- A multi-level table of contents also further divides sections into “level 3” headings. This option can get messy quickly, so proceed with caution. Remember your table of contents should not be longer than 2 pages. A multi-level table is often a good choice for a shorter document like a research paper .
Examples of level 1 headings are Introduction, Literature Review , Methodology , and Bibliography. Subsections of each of these would be level 2 headings, further describing the contents of each chapter or large section. Any further subsections would be level 3.
In these introductory sections, less is often more. As you decide which sections to include, narrow it down to only the most essential.
Including appendices and tables
You should include all appendices in your table of contents. Whether or not you include tables and figures depends largely on how many there are in your document.
If there are more than three figures and tables, you might consider listing them on a separate page. Otherwise, you can include each one in the table of contents.
- Theses and dissertations often have a separate list of figures and tables.
- Research papers generally don’t have a separate list of figures and tables.
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All level 1 and level 2 headings should be included in your table of contents, with level 3 headings used very sparingly.
The following things should never be included in a table of contents:
- Your acknowledgements page
- Your abstract
- The table of contents itself
The acknowledgements and abstract always precede the table of contents, so there’s no need to include them. This goes for any sections that precede the table of contents.
To automatically insert a table of contents in Microsoft Word, be sure to first apply the correct heading styles throughout the document, as shown below.
- Choose which headings are heading 1 and which are heading 2 (or 3)!
- For example, if all level 1 headings should be Times New Roman, 12-point font, and bold, add this formatting to the first level 1 heading.
- Highlight the level 1 heading.
- Right-click the style that says “Heading 1.”
- Select “Update Heading 1 to Match Selection.”
- Allocate the formatting for each heading throughout your document by highlighting the heading in question and clicking the style you wish to apply.
Once that’s all set, follow these steps:
- Add a title to your table of contents. Be sure to check if your citation style or university has guidelines for this.
- Place your cursor where you would like your table of contents to go.
- In the “References” section at the top, locate the Table of Contents group.
- Here, you can select which levels of headings you would like to include. You can also make manual adjustments to each level by clicking the Modify button.
- When you are ready to insert the table of contents, click “OK” and it will be automatically generated, as shown below.
The key features of a table of contents are:
- Clear headings and subheadings
- Corresponding page numbers
Check with your educational institution to see if they have any specific formatting or design requirements.
Write yourself a reminder to update your table of contents as one of your final tasks before submitting your dissertation or paper. It’s normal for your text to shift a bit as you input your final edits, and it’s crucial that your page numbers correspond correctly.
It’s easy to update your page numbers automatically in Microsoft Word. Simply right-click the table of contents and select “Update Field.” You can choose either to update page numbers only or to update all information in your table of contents.
In addition to a table of contents, you might also want to include a list of figures and tables, a list of abbreviations, and a glossary in your thesis or dissertation. You can use the following guides to do so:
- List of figures and tables
- List of abbreviations
It is less common to include these lists in a research paper.
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All level 1 and 2 headings should be included in your table of contents . That means the titles of your chapters and the main sections within them.
The contents should also include all appendices and the lists of tables and figures, if applicable, as well as your reference list .
Do not include the acknowledgements or abstract in the table of contents.
To automatically insert a table of contents in Microsoft Word, follow these steps:
- Apply heading styles throughout the document.
- In the references section in the ribbon, locate the Table of Contents group.
- Click the arrow next to the Table of Contents icon and select Custom Table of Contents.
- Select which levels of headings you would like to include in the table of contents.
Make sure to update your table of contents if you move text or change headings. To update, simply right click and select Update Field.
The table of contents in a thesis or dissertation always goes between your abstract and your introduction .
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Master’s Thesis Examples: Tips And Ideas For Your Next Academic Paper
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A master’s thesis is extremely important, it represents how you ideate and your interest. Additionally, a master’s thesis also tells your employer a lot about you and what you can bring to the table. It might surprise you, but in most cases, a good master’s thesis can typically help you get the job of your dreams. However, picking a good thesis topic can be a total nightmare. So, We have compiled some tips and curated a few master’s thesis examples in this blog to make your writing process easier and more interesting.
Before we dive into master’s dissertation examples, let’s understand what a master’s thesis is and how to write a good master’s thesis proposal.
What Exactly Is A Master’s Thesis?
The master’s thesis is a unique piece of academic writing that enables students to delve deeply into a subject and develop an extensive report that illustrates how one‘s understanding has increased over the course of the master’s degree programme. To support the underlying argument in the thesis paper, there is a requirement for exhaustive primary and secondary research. In-depth research also helps college students gain knowledge significantly and it improves their learning skills.
What Makes A Good Thesis Paper?
The steps to writing a good master’s thesis are as follows:
Choose a relevant and a good topic
There is no secret recipe for selecting the perfect thesis topic. Students can explore topics of their interest and then widely read up on that subject. Talking to other scholars who are invested in that field also significantly helps. They should start looking for unexplored angles which will help them shed new light on the selected topic. A good topic leads to a good thesis argument and a good argument will result in an excellent thesis paper.
Choose An Accurate Thesis Question
Make certain that your thesis questions are carefully crafted because these questions generate valuable research. It’s important to choose a unique question as your answer will add new substance to the existing body of research. A well-chosen question will also help to keep the research focused, organised, and interesting.
Conduct Extensive Research
As a next step, you must conduct the required research to find the answer to the main question of your Master’s thesis. Do whatever it takes to accurately answer the thesis question which includes reading other research papers that already exist and carrying out surveys and interviews.
It is not enough to just conduct research; one must also know how to format the thesis paper. The manner in which you present your report is also critical.
Here Are The Steps To Follow While Writing A Master’s Thesis
Although formatting varies by university, there are some general steps that must be followed when writing a thesis paper. The following are some basic guidelines:
Draft a coherent introduction. The introductory section is important, as it is the first section a reader comes across and the writer must clearly establish their goal. The objectives of the dissertation and the broader hypothesis must be stated clearly in the introduction. The introduction must be drafted in an accessible tone that allows people who aren’t experts in the field to understand the context.
- Literature review
This segment enables students to show their extensive understanding of the subject by contextualising existing texts in their specialised area. Students go over the main pieces of work, outlining any problems they find. The review of literature is basically an overview of all the previous research on your selected topic.
After the literature review, contextualise your report. It simply means you should describe how your primary and secondary research adds to the existing body of knowledge after reviewing it. In other words, you should describe how your work advances the field. In this section, you can describe how you found information on the subject. This segment’s purpose is to show the cognitive processes that contributed to your research results.
- Write Your Results
This section gives students the chance to objectively demonstrate what they discovered while conducting their research. Students could perhaps simply list the data they collected using a particular framework or research methods and arrange their findings in a comprehensible way without providing any analysis.
Your conclusion should explain the significance of this Master’s thesis and possibly offer a route for future researchers to take in order to continue gathering pertinent data. Additionally, after giving readers all the information they need, this portion is where students can decipher the raw data and illustrate how their research has changed their understanding of the subject or given the readers a new perspective.
The following are some master’s thesis examples from a variety of disciplines, ranging from science to architecture. However, these are just a few master’s dissertation examples, and students should conduct their own research to find out relevant topics for themselves.
Here’s The List Of Master’s Thesis Examples :
- An explanation based on the science of COVID-19 and its effects on individuals
- How important is the legalisation of same-sex marriage?
- Pros and cons of the rise of artificial intelligence. Will it soon take over humanity?
- How will the economic downturn affect job opportunities for new graduates?
- What are the workplace sexual harassment issues for all genders
- What is the housing model of the 21st century?
- The significance of recycled materials in environmentally friendly real design
- What are digital marketing trends to expect and how they will affect businesses?
- What is the online advertising impact on consumer behaviour?
- Climate change and its implications in 2023
Master’s Thesis Examples: FAQs
1. Why is a master’s thesis important?
A thesis provides you with an excellent opportunity to dive deep into interesting research in order to acquire a deeper understanding of your field of work.
2. Who should take up a thesis for their final project in their master’s degree?
Students who want to work in academia or do their PhD should always pursue a thesis. They should also take this route if they want to pursue a doctorate.
3. What is the most important factor to consider when deciding on a thesis topic?
Choose a topic that excites you the most. Your topic of interest will make the writing process much easier.
4. Can I co-author my master’s thesis with a faculty member?
If your degree allows that, then absolutely. In many cases, your thesis guide is your co-author.
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A masters thesis is a culmination of all of your academic work. It is the final piece of your graduate degree and should demonstrate mastery of all of the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies. This guide will help you write a master’s thesis that will help you stand out from the crowd.
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What is a master’s thesis.
A master’s thesis is a thorough look at a single topic and how you have grown and evolved as a student throughout the program.
Students in graduate schools must complete theses for their graduate degree. Students apply their practical skills in the process.
A master’s thesis is usually shorter and more limited in comparison to a Ph.D. thesis. A master’s thesis should be published as a single article, but it may be longer than a standard article.
A master’s thesis responds to a debate in the political science literature and will bring new evidence or arguments to bear upon the topic and will help you to gain a better understanding of the topic.
Purpose of the Master’s Thesis
A master’s thesis helps you to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic you are writing about. It’s a chance for you to show off your writing and research skills and prove that you’re capable of writing a well-written thesis.
Usually, a master’s thesis is written after the study, so it provides an excellent opportunity to analyze topics that you wish to focus on further. The master’s thesis serves as a showcase of your effort. A master’s thesis can also serve as a starting point for a Ph.D. dissertation.
How Long Should A Master’s Thesis Be?
In general, a Master’s thesis should be about 50-80 pages excluding the title pages, citations, and references. However, the proper length will be determined by you and the committee based on your topic and method of analysis.
There is no such thing as a “proper” length of a thesis. Instead, your thesis should be long enough to clearly and concisely present all important findings of your research.
How Long Does it Take to Complete a Master’s Thesis?
Students usually take two-semester or 1 year to complete their Master’s thesis paper.
What is expected of a master’s thesis?
Master’s projects should represent original research and critical analysis and should be the result of individual effort. The student’s work should demonstrate the following in terms of the field of study:
• Knowledge and motivation to carry out the planned research activity
• Awareness and understanding of relevant current work in the field
• Ability to plan a basic research
• Ability to analyze the research results
• Ability to draw valid conclusions from the study
• Ability to complete a written description of the work in the form of a well-written, properly organized thesis
How to start writing your Master’s Thesis?
It’s not always easy to know how to write a master’s thesis. If you’re struggling to find out how to write a master’s thesis, we’re here to help. We’ll give you all the information you need to write a master’s thesis.
First, you’ll need to think about the topic you’ll be writing about. This is your opportunity to express your opinion and to share your knowledge. You might want to brainstorm ideas to come up with an interesting topic.
People get ideas about great research questions mostly in seminar papers, class discussions, and other research papers.
You can create an idea file where you write down all the potential topics for your thesis. Keep looking for new facts and information that can provide you with a new perspective on your topic.
You’ll want to make sure you have all the information you need to write a master’s thesis. You’ll need to collect all the information you need, such as the title of your master’s thesis, the date you’re going to be writing it, and the name of the professor you’re going to be writing it for.
After you’ve gathered all the information you need, you’ll need to organize it. You’ll want to make sure it’s easy to read, and that you’ve included all the information you need. You might also find it helpful to use a spreadsheet or a Word document.
Once you’ve finished writing, it’s time to proofread. You’ll want to make sure you’ve written it correctly, and that you haven’t missed any important information. You can use a spellchecker to check for spelling errors.
Once you’ve proofread your master’s thesis, it’s time to submit it to the committee. You’ll need to make sure you’ve included all the information you need, and that you’ve made it clear what you’re looking for from the professor.
How to Choose a Perfect Topic for your Master’s Thesis
Choosing a topic can be daunting. To start off, you need to come up with a question or problem that interests you.
There are plenty of questions out there to choose from, but it all starts with an interesting problem that you’re willing to work hard on answering. While many topics are worth writing a thesis about, some are more appropriate for theses than others.
A great way to choose a topic is by identifying an area of study that interests you and then reading up on it. Another way to choose a topic is to think about the research you would like to do and then find a field that you are interested in and see what the current literature is about. Ask yourself, what you are interested in?
You may be interested in learning about a specific subject or you may want to learn about something in general. For example, you may be interested in learning more about the history of the United States and how it has changed over the years. Another example is that you may be interested in learning about how the Internet has changed our culture.
You should also know what the current state of affairs is within the topic field, and what could possibly improve this situation.
Below is the General Format for the Master’s Thesis.
- Signature Page
- Table of Content
- List of Tables/Figures
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Literature Review
- Chapter 3: Methodology
- Chapter 4: Results
- Chapter 5: Conclusion/Discussions
Though most Universities use the above format for their master’s thesis, the format of the master’s thesis might differ according to your university so please talk to your supervisor or the department for the correct Master’s Thesis format for your University.
Tips to write Master’s Thesis More Effectively
1. Make a schedule for yourself. Many people find that using a reverse calendar, where you arrange your writing schedule from the due date and work backward, works well.
You will be less likely to become overwhelmed by the scope of the project if you know how much time you have to accomplish it and break it down into manageable chunks with individual due dates (whether these due dates are just for you or also for your committee chair).
2. Start Early and Write Every Day . Writing 30 pages in two weeks seems to be a difficult goal, but if you write 500 words every day, you will easily meet that target. Avoid being frustrated and putting off your task because this will lead it to pile up and become overwhelming.
The earlier you begin, the more time you have to finish; therefore, begin early so that you have time to revise if required.
3. Take Frequent Short Breaks . It’s critical to take mental breaks from time to time, especially when working on a long thesis.
You can’t be focused and on-task 100 percent of the time without sacrificing content quality, and taking a break from your ideas for a few days will provide you with a new perspective when you return to continue.
You’ll notice errors you hadn’t noticed before and come up with new solutions you hadn’t considered before.
4. Include Charts and Graphs . Include relevant charts, graphs, and figures when necessary.
You may also need to include appendices and references that are relevant to your study and related to the major subject of your Master’s thesis. Make certain that all areas of your work adhere to the guidelines of your institution’s and discipline’s requirements.
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