Thesis Law and Legal Definition

Thesis is a document submitted as a requirement for an advanced academic degree. A thesis consists of the results of research on a specific topic prepared by a candidate. Usually a thesis document advances a new point of view resulting from research. A thesis is usually implied rather than stated directly. A thesis statement declares what the research holder believe and what s/he intend to prove.

A valuable thesis must:

contain an arguable point with which people could reasonably disagree;

takes a stand and justifies the discussion presented;

tackle a subject that could be adequately covered in the format of the project;

be specific and focused;

assert conclusion based on evidence;

provide the reader with a map to guide him/her through the work;

anticipate and refutes the counter-arguments; and

avoid vague language, first person.