How to Write a Thesis

Need to write a thesis to graduate? Here's how!
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2012 English

Course Description

This course shows you how to write a thesis that is research-driven, regardless of major, with simple, step-by-step instructions and exercises. No need to buy an expensive textbook. Save time and money!

What are the requirements?

  • The ability to download and open Microsoft 97 Word files.
  • A willingness to be organized and efficient.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The components of a thesis.
  • How complete each component.
  • How to put the components together into a finished thesis

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone whose college major requires a thesis.

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Section 1: Introduction

An introduction to the course and what to expect.

Section 2: Create a Hypothesis-Based Research Question

The nuts and bolts of creating a hypothesis and a research question.

Worksheet For Creating a Research Question & Hypothesis
31.7 kB

Prevent yourself from getting off track with a thesis topic that is impossible to research.

Section 3: Review the Literature

Instructions for creating a literature review.


Instructions on how to identify scholarly sources and how to build an annotated bibliography.

Guidelines for Scholarly Sources
94.8 kB
Worksheet For How To Read A Journal Article
41.5 kB
Worksheet For Creating An Annotated Bibliography
33.3 kB
Section 4: Research and Analyze

How to operationalize the variables that are in your hypothesis and choose a research design.

Worksheet For Choosing A Research Design
37.4 kB

How to efficiently organize and analyze your data.

Worksheet For Bringing Data To The Table
48.1 kB
Section 5: Put It All Together

The last major stages of writing a thesis: your conclusion, introduction, and abstract.

Worksheet For Writing A Conclusion
35.8 kB
Worksheet For Writing An Abstract
32.3 kB

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Instructor Biography

Chad Raymond, Associate Professor of Political Science

I am the first member of my family to go to college and have three degrees in political science -- a bachelor's and a master's from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a PhD from the University of Hawai'i. I did my dissertation research in Vietnam -- for which I had to learn Vietnamese well enough to converse in the language without an interpreter -- and I've also traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma. My latest area of interest is the politics and history of the Middle East, and I've been traveled to Egypt four times since 2009. Much of what I teach involves the application of economic principles to everyday behavior.

I have fifteen years of full-time teaching experience at the university level and regularly publish literature in scholarly journals on teaching and learning.

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