Thesis/Title

1) Be the last sentence (or two sentences) at the end of your introductory paragraph.
2) Summarize the main point of your argument.
3) State what your argument will reveal about your topic.
4) (In literature papers) State what your argument shows about the work that can not be gathered from plot summary.
5) Use key words that ties in ideas from the rest of the introduction, and which will appear throughout the rest of the paper.
1) Think specific, not general.
2) Good titles do not have to be outstandingly creative.
3) A good title describes the central ideas of your argument.
4) Good titles use key words from your thesis.
5) (For Literature papers) Use keywords or a line from the text being analyzed.
6) (For literature papers) Include the name of the work or character being looked at.

Thesis/Title Checklist