How to Write a Thesis

I can't figure out how to write my thesis on pearl harbor.

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...r," was initially published in the New York Times on September 9, 1945; it too is widely anthologized. The perceptions and experience of the crew that flew the mission might be an interesting area to discuss.

4) John Hersey (a Pulitzer Prize winner) wrote a book called Hiroshima. The final chapter of the 1985 text is the result of his return trip to Japan-a return to the site and the people about whom he had written forty years earlier. In 1946, he wrote a report about the effect the bombing had on six Japanese citizens, and in 1985, he returned to Japan to renew his initial conversations. Hatsuyo Nakamura is one of Hersey's subjects, and parts of her story are frequently anthologized. The text itself is available in most libraries and bookstores. Discussing the bombing from a victim's (American or Japanese) perspective is another possibility.

These are just a few of the possible angles that are available to you. Keep in mind that before you can write your thesis, you need to have a general idea about a topic, and the topic's complexity needs to be proportionate to the writing task. In other words, if you have been assigned a five-page paper, don't try to cover everything about the place and the event, and if you're attempting a research project, don't try to focus on just one small detail.

All of this leads to your writing a thesis, but to write a really strong thesis, the bigger picture must be taken into account: the whole essay. On the following pages, you will find an overview of the parts of an essay and some specific guidance you may find helpful.

Here's a simple review of the parts of an essay:

I. Introduction: A brief overview of your paper's issue, your introduction should move from broad to specific.
(In your case, this is where you are going to discuss the general aspects of Pearl Harbor that relate to the topic you have chosen.) ...