Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Research Fundamentals: 2a. Write Your Thesis Statement

Proceed through each tab in this guide and learn how to become more efficient and skilled at library research.

From Research Question To Thesis Statement

A thesis statement is often described as the "answer" to a research question. A thesis statement is a sentence or two, typically in the introduction section, that clearly states the main point or argument of your paper.   

REMEMBER:  You may end up modifying your thesis as you do your research!  This is very common!

Watch this brief video to learn how to formulate your thesis statement from your research question.

Morehouse, S. (2015, December 31).  Formulating your research question and thesis statement [Video].   YouTube.