What is a thesis statement/research question? How do I write one?


A thesis statement (also called a research question) is considered the "main point" in academic writing. It brings organization and theme to your writing. Generally you should do preliminary research before creating your thesis and this statement may be revised during your research and writing process.

How does the thesis statement fit within the format of a paper?

Academic Essay Structures & Formats from the Center for Writing

Where can I find more?

The guides below break down and explain part by part what goes into making a thesis and examples to follow.


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