When you are writing an academic paper, its success depends upon one major factor: the thesis statement. Every argument you make has to be related to this main thesis. If you fail to come up with a strong foundation for the content, it doesn’t matter how well you write the sentences and how many sources you use.
The first skill you need to polish out when writing college papers is your ability to persuade. The thesis statement has to convince the reader that you have a logical point of view that can be supported with strong facts. This statement is usually provided after a brief introduction, at the end of the first paragraph. Continue reading