Writing An Undergraduate Thesis

If you want to create a good undergraduate thesis, you will need to take the following steps:

  1. Find the perfect topic.
  2. Usually, students will start working on this while still in class. Your studies should lead you in the direction of the topic you would like to explore in this major piece of academic writing. You need to keep in mind your personal interest in the subject and its relevance to the field of study as a whole when choosing a topic. In order to be considered good, an undergraduate thesis must possess great educational value.

  3. Create a proposal.
  4. When you know the question you want to explore, you will need to “sell” your research to the committee. To do this, you need to create a proposal that will include an in-depth review of the literature you want to use in the research, the theories you will base your work on, the questions you want to answer and the relevance of the answers you can find. Explain how exactly you are going to go about it so that the committee can see that you can actually achieve the goals before you say "it's time to write my thesis".

  5. Do your research and get the necessary approvals.
  6. After your proposal is accepted, you will need to start working on gathering the necessary data. Some kinds of research must receive approval from various committees, so you need to arrange all the pertinent paperwork. Your dissertation committee should guide you through this complex process. However, you will be the one to conduct the studies necessary to gather the data you will use in the thesis.

  7. Write the paper.
  8. By this point in your academic career, you should know perfectly well how to write a paper. You need to work extra hard in order to create a piece of academic writing that will be truly impressive. Remember that the actual value of your research will not be fully appreciated if your paper is poorly written. Both parts of the thesis project must be perfect.

  9. Defend your work.
  10. Show the results of your work to your advisor and if he or she tells you that it’s ready, set up the date of your defense. This experience is sure to be trying, so you need to prepare well. Be ready to answer questions and prepare a few retorts to the arguments you are sure to receive. Keep your tone formal and neutral so as not to offend anyone. Rely on logic and facts to make your defense go smoothly.