A position or proposition which a person advances and offers to maintain, or which is actually maintained by argument.
A proposition that is maintained by argument;the issue on which an argument takes position.
The thesis of a research paper is its main point or basic argument. The final, definite, thesis for a paper should not be set in stone before the research begins. An argument has to grow out of the research, and the author's evolving thinking about it. It is a good idea to come up with a "working thesis," or hypothesis, before beginning the research, then refine this idea as the project develops. Back | Top of glossary
a position or statement that a person advances or maintains. The main point of a presentation or piece of writing.
(thee-siss) thesis is the main proposition (or line of argument) of a piece of research or writing. The plural of thesis is theses (ie thee-sees).
Same as a theme some instructors ask students to begin their papers with a thesis statement– a clear statement of the principal point you intend to make in your paper. This online guide refers to the same goal by asking the student to begin their papers with a clear statement of their theme.
a specific idea that the author presents, develops, and proves throughout a work.
a sentence or group of sentences that make an assertion about the topic; it is usually found in the introduction and may be directly stated or implied.
In an academic context, the word thesis is used in two senses: A thesis is a long piece of academic writing based on a prolonged research program A thesis is a proposition or idea.
The theme, meaning, or position that a writer undertakes to prove or support.
an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
a central idea that you intend to argue in your paper
a claim that you make, a claim that you will need to support through proper argument in your paper
a claim you are trying to make, a proposition about the past
a clear, concise statement of the writer's assertion about the subject
a clearly articulated general idea that expresses the main point
a complete sentence that states what you intend to prove
a declarative sentence that a
a direct, simple statement in propositional form of one of the affirmations being made by the author
a general or specific assertion put forward as a proposition for consideration
an argument, not a proposition to be tested
an idea a writer has chosen to assert and argue for because the writer feels a sense of commitment to it and wants others to feel the same way
an idea or theory that is expressed as a statement, a contention for which evidence is gathered and discussed logically
an idea, stated as an assertion, which represents a reasoned response to a question at issue and which will serve as the central idea of a unified composition
an interpretive statement that both describes what you have learned and places that knowledge within a larger context
a one-sentence or occasionally two-sentence statement of your central idea in the paper
a one-sentence statement about
a one-sentence statement of your main point
a paper which makes an assertion and backs that assertion with evidence
a piece of writing in which a statement is maintained or proved
a point a writer would like to prove
a sentence or so stating the audience's main problem and how your book will solve it
a short statement that suggests an argument or your perspective on your paper's focus
a single, focused argument, and most paragraphs prove or
a single statement that directs your entire paper
a statement, an argument which will be presented by the writer
a statement, and as such is a declaration of who you are and of what you hold to be important and worthy of contemplation
a statement of the point/argument of your paper
a statement of your conviction on a worthwhile subject
a statement or theory put forward and supported by arguments and / or empirical data
a statement put forward to be proved or disproved
a statement such as 'building a car requires expert auto engineering knowledge' since this statement is claiming something i
a statement that expresses what your paper is about overall and what you are trying to prove
a statement that is the main idea of the writing
a statement that summarizes the central idea of the paper
a statement that you propose to support by argument
a sustained argument
a written work stating a claim or interpretation and supporting it with data and argument
the statement that declares the opinion or idea the writer wishes to support.
An attitude or position taken by a writer or speaker with the purpose of proving or supporting it. See Theme, Main idea
(1) A paper or project produced in partial or complete fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters' degree program. (2) The idea or point which is at the core of and to be proved by a written work.
An attitude or position on a problem taken by a writer or speaker with the purpose of proving or supporting it.
A dissertation to maintain or prove a proposition, especially one written as the principal requirement for a degree.
is the principal focus of an essay. It is usually phrased in the form of a question to be answered, a problem to be solved, or an assertion to be argued. The word thesis derives from a Greek term meaning "something set down," and most good writers find that "setting down" their thesis in writing helps them tremendously in defining and clarifying their topic before they begin to write an outline or a rough draft. Tone
Dissertation containing results of original research to support a particular argument, usually written by a candidate for an academic degree.
(thŽ‚sis) n., pl. -ses (-sŽz) 1. a proposition proved or maintained against objections. 2. a formal paper incorporating original research, esp. one presented by a candidate for a degree. return
the main point a team is proving. Both the negative and the affirmative have a case line statement, and that statement must agree with the side of the resolution they are on. Also known as a case line statement.
A summary statement of the writer’s main point; sometimes called "thesis statement"
The basic argument advanced by a speaker or writer who then attempts to prove it; the subject or major argument of a speech or composition.
A thesis (from Greek position) is an intellectual proposition. A thesis statement is the statement that begins a formal essay or argument, or that describes the central argument of an academic paper or proposition.