A thesis question/statement shows what you intend to research and discuss in your paper. Creating such a statement can help you by:
- Allowing you to focus on the right resources by sharply defining your topic, and
- Give structure and direction to your paper once you're ready to begin writing.
- In general, once you've created a brief, focused thesis question, you're ready to begin searching for materials.
- To help clarify creating a thesis statement, here's a short video from Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma that you might find helpful. Additional help can be found via the Web links on the left. Or you can click on our chat service to the right of this box and get help from one of our reference librarians.