Theses Writing Tutorial: how to research the Problem

Doing academic writing is definitely not an easy job, but if you are decided that you want to do this for the rest of your life as a professional academic researcher, then you will definitely have to put some effort into delivering a thesis paper that is of the highest quality possible.

Of course, the actual writing part is extremely important for the final quality of the paper, but there may be other things to bear in mind as well. Other than norms for writing, you will first and foremost have to be very careful about the way you do your research, since this will be at the basis of your actual paper. If you want to learn a bit more about how to research the problem lying at the core of your thesis, then do try to follow the next tips:

  1. Never use materials that are doubtfully reliable. The Internet can be helpful, but do make sure that you only use reliable websites and that you do not lie the grounds of your entire thesis on what is written on a website (and much less on what is written on a website that has anonymous creators). Use books, journals and papers written by other researchers in the field and keep an eye open for those sources that may be too biased (once you start reading, you will realize when an author is very biased about the issue at hand).
  2. Always be extremely organized with the way your do your research. Start with the basic and most important books that will back up your paper and your thesis and grow from there (by using the reference pages in those books). Also, make sure that you organize your sources correctly and that you will make it easier for you later on to actually find them and cite them. Using notes, colored markers and bookmarks helps!
  3. Never focus only on your opinion on a certain matter and try to take a look at least into what other people think as well (even if they may believe in something that is the complete opposite of what you believe in). Your thesis should be as complete as possible and you will have to know other theories in order to debate them and to sustain yours in a way that makes you credible as a researcher.

Tips to consider

Start writing with brainstorming.Any essay or research paper start with creating an interesting and unique topic. Most students find it hard to make up a topic that would interest the professor. The easiest solution is check the available college paper examples available online for free use. Read the topics, write down the ones you like, conduct a research and give birth to a great topic of your own. The alternative way is to read a newspapers, watch a television program and write about any current issue going on in the world.

Proofread and edit your draft.Make sure to check your final draft before submitting it to your school. Most students are so happy they've finally finished writing their essay or research paper, they forget to spell-check and search for grammar and punctuation mistakes. Most professional writers even use the help of editors (and actually pay them for their services) to ensure the paper is coherent, well-structured and flows well.

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