Hypothesis/ Thesis Statement
The time to outline is after you have determined the main point of your paper; do not go
directly from a subject area or topic to an outline. Often, your thesis statement/hypothesis
itself is key to organization.
The abstract should include the purpose, thesis, and conclusions of your
paper and be accurate, self-contained, concise, coherent, and readable. Do not use a
paragraph indentation for the abstract. The abstract requires a separate page and
immediately follows the title page.
The purpose of the introduction is to explain why you are writing your paper. The
introduction also allows you to introduce key information that will be discussed in your
paper. This part should contain the major ideas in the literature for the subject you have
3. THE BODY
comprised of the description of the research methodology, reporting and
discussing research findings.
The purpose of the body is to support the thesis statement/hypothesis
that is made during the introduction. In this part you are expected to describe your research methodology
used, describe findings of your study and relate them to your thesis statement/hypothesis.
The purpose of the conclusion is to restate your thesis, briefly, review the major issues
presented in the body, and to offer a final statement of opinion or point toward future
You can use it as a guide when writing your paper: