To generate a working thesis, follow these steps:

If there’s time, run it by your instructor or make an appointment at the Writing Center to get some feedback. Even if you do not have time to get advice elsewhere, you can do some thesis evaluation of your own. When reviewing your first draft and its working thesis, ask yourself the following:

The following steps will help you to develop this working thesis statement.

LAHORE: Students, displaying their creative zeal, curated their work for the public at the Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery at the National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore on Monday.


Idea 4.Use a formula to develop a working thesis statement (which you will need to revise later). Here are a few examples:

As you complete your research, create a working thesis statement. A working thesis statement tentatively answers your guiding research question. Returning to our Buddhism question, a working thesis statement might read, “Buddhism can offer several surprising strategies to the 21st American college student.” Using this working thesis as a guide, our Buddhism student might organize his or her paper as follows: