How To Write An Education Thesis
Knowing that you have to write a thesis can seem stressful, maybe even overwhelming. But there is no need to panic! Just take time to calm down and think clearly. There are a few simple steps that will help you get your education thesis started, written, and then polished up and ready to submit before the deadline.
Choose a topic
You have probably already done a lot of reading in the Education field. Think of something that sparked your interest or even something that you strongly disagreed with. Maybe there have been questions arise that you would like to explore further. Now distill the topic down into a specific question. This is what you’ll use to answer in your thesis.
Some example topics for an education thesis would be:
- Do computers in 5th grade classrooms distract students more than they facilitate the learning experience?
- Are high school teachers playing a significant role in multicultural education?
- Are high school science labs employing safe habits when it comes to the handling of dangerous chemicals?
Make a statement
The statement shows your view point. It portrays to the reader what side you will take. It is the springboard for the writing of the entire body of the thesis, because the body contains all the evidence to support your claim.
Do the research
This step involves a lot of reading, cataloging, sorting and organizing. Basically you need to find enough supporting literature to substantiate your claim. You will then sort your findings into groups. Primary sources are those that are from someone directly involved in the event or issue you are presenting. Secondary sources are people who have commented on it and given their opinion about it. The primary sources are your main content; show they are authentic.
Write the paper
Start writing as soon as you start reading and researching. You can always sort your notes and writings later. The more you write, the better. You don’t have to use it all.
Remember to properly reference all literature you used. Use the referencing style requested by your instructor.
The conclusion or summary is the final touch. It must condense what the reader has just learned into a paragraph or two and repeat the reason why you took the viewpoint you did.
Always get a good professional editing job done. It’s always worth it.
Now that you have accomplished all these steps, hopefully you are holding your completed thesis.