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How to Create an Effective Thesis Statement in 5 Easy Steps
Creating a thesis statement can be a daunting task. It’s one of the most important sentences in your paper, and it needs to be done right. But don’t worry — with these five easy steps, you’ll be able to create an effective thesis statement in no time.
Step 1: Brainstorm Ideas
The first step is to brainstorm ideas for your paper. Think about what you want to say and write down any ideas that come to mind. This will help you narrow down your focus and make it easier to create your thesis statement.
Step 2: Research Your Topic
Once you have some ideas, it’s time to do some research on your topic. Look for sources that support your ideas and provide evidence for the points you want to make. This will help you refine your argument and make it more convincing.
Step 3: Formulate Your Argument
Now that you have done some research, it’s time to formulate your argument. Take the points you want to make and put them into one or two sentences that clearly state what your paper is about. This will be the basis of your thesis statement.
Step 4: Refine Your Thesis Statement
Once you have formulated your argument, it’s time to refine your thesis statement. Make sure that it is clear, concise, and specific. It should also be arguable so that readers can disagree with it if they choose.
Step 5: Test Your Thesis Statement
The last step is to test your thesis statement. Does it accurately reflect the points you want to make? Is it clear and concise? Does it make an arguable point? If not, go back and refine it until it meets all of these criteria.
Creating an effective thesis statement doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With these five easy steps, you can create a strong thesis statement in no time at all.
This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.
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In this guide you will find information, resources and services that the Library provides to support you during the preparation of your final paper.
If you are about to start working on your dissertation/thesis, we recommend you to first read the relevant sections in the University Guide , where you will find suggestions on choosing a topic and setting your objectives, as well as detailed information on required length, formatting, bibliographic citation, etc.
We also suggest you to consult the page Thesis/Final paper guidance , where you will find all information and recommendations from the University Departments , and the section "How to: everything you need to know about graduation" in your you@B agenda .
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Theses/Final Papers guidance of the Department of Management and Technology
The final paper /thesis is the concluding step in your experience in the Bachelor/ Master of Science Program. You are expected to demonstrate your intellectual and personal maturity and your ability to apply the concepts that you have studied during your years at Bocconi. The final paper and in particular the thesis require effort and commitment. Adequate time and serious planning must be dedicated to it. Any final paper* /thesis should start with a preliminary investigation of the possible research topic. This topic should be novel, interesting, and feasible.
* The interactive Guide for Producing the Final Paper is the starting point for BSc students who want to start thinking about how to structure their paper or who are getting ready to write it. Designed as a module-based course that covers the fundamental stages for 'building' a final paper, the interactive Guide is available starting from the second year of the program, in the yoU@B Student Diary in Graduation> How To: Useful Info for Graduation. For correct bibliographic citation in the paper, the The Guide for producing the Final Paper should be accompanied by the Guide for Bibliographic Citation and Writing the Bibliography.
This page is the starting point for identifying the research topic. You will find a complete list of the research areas that are covered by the instructors of this Department, who are the possible supervisors that you should contact in order to develop your project.
- Identify your research topic
- Choose your supervisor/advisor Professor
Detailed information regarding the administrative procedure is available on the Guide to the University:
- Bachelor Programs
- Masters of Science Programs
To draft a project to submit to possibile supervisors in the Department for a MSc. thesis:
- Guidelines for a MSc. thesis in the MNT Department
- Template for a MSc. thesis project in the MNT Department
For further support you can contact - during their office hours:
- Thesis in Organization: Prof. Paola Bielli ([email protected]) - Prof. Marina Puricelli ([email protected])
- Thesis in Strategy : Prof. Irene Dagnino ([email protected]) for final papers - prof. Fabio Quarato for MSc. theses ([email protected])
- Thesis in Innovation and Technology : Prof. Silvia Zamboni ([email protected])
You can check the following guides designed by the Library to create your research strategy and find relevant resources and tools: Management and Technology , Bibliographic Research Skills , Writing your dissertation