thesis in a paper
- a rhetorical question
- a quotation
- a definition
- an interesting fact
- a question that will be answered in your paper
- some background information on your topic
If written properly, your thesis can act as a “roadmap” for your paper, where each main idea presented in your thesis essentially becomes the topic of your body paragraph. To see this in action, use the suggested outline below.
The thesis is the most important part of your paper; it tells the reader what your stance is on a particular topic and offers reasons for that stance.
Source: Writing Guide for Philosophy. George Mason University.