When you are a freelance writer, it’s most likely that your working day is full of dilemmas.
When you have just solved the puzzle ‘what to cook for dinner’, a new challenge ‘how do I write a thesis statement’ comes your way. Don’t worry – let the latter problem to us – just read and follow the quick tips below.
How Do I Write a Thesis Statement? What (Not) to Include?
A thesis statement is the central argument of your entire paper. It is a very brief summary of what you’re going to say in the whole paper, condensed in 1-2 sentences at the end of the introduction.
The 3 main parts of a strong thesis statement are: subject, claim, and roadmap for the paper.
The next step to writing strong thesis sentences is to delete these 3 things: emotions, unnecessary details and vague formulations.
How Do I Write a Thesis Statement in 5 Quick Steps
In some cases, it’s reasonable to write a thesis statement after the rest of the project.
Here are 5 easy steps that will help you write a 1st class thesis statement without much effort:
STEP 1 Choose an interesting topic. There is only one way to really enjoy writing – it’s finding a topic that interests you. So, have you got a topic regarding business relations? Choose an interesting perspective. Why not relations between bosses and subordinates?
STEP 2 Narrow it down as much as you can. Make it manageable, by choosing a very specific aspect. What about relations between employees and a boss who’s their former colleague?
STEP 3 State your claim. Choose a definite position. Should new managers use any specific strategies to emphasize that their position has changed?
STEP 4 Include a plan for the paper. Give titles to all paragraphs and combine them in one well-structured sentence.
STEP 5 Make it shine. The formal side of the issue matters. It’s important to find the right words and avoid redundancies. Choose an appropriate construction to convey maximum information in minimum words. There is nothing like “due to…” or “whereas…” for this purpose.
*Note that the construction “This paper will discuss” wasn’t mentioned among the suggested constructions. It’s not that bad, but too obvious and not recommended for such an expert as you are.
So, only a few irritated clicks of the tongue and delete – undo operations – and voila – here it is, your strong thesis statement:
Due to interpersonal challenges, the transition from colleague to boss can be difficult, but effective negotiations, adjustment strategies and strong self-discipline can simplify the reestablishment of working relations based on new roles.
Feel free to revisit it every time you change your mind or have a feeling that you could make it even stronger.
How do you write a thesis statement? C’mon, share your secrets in the section below. Thanks in advance for contributing to our discussion.