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5 Ways You Can Utilize Thesis Examples To Make An Original Paper


Using an example paper for your own paper can really save your grade, especially if you’re not naturally good at writing papers. Here are five ways to use an example thesis to your benefit and ace your next paper.

  1. Use the sources. One of the biggest benefits of using a sample paper is that much of the research you need will already been done for you. The example will include quotes, statistics, and other information vital to your paper, as well as a works cited list that can tell you exactly where the information came from. You can use all the same sources and information, saving you a lot of time! One thing to watch out for is to not use too many of the same quotes; a few identical quotes are fine, but too many and your teacher could get suspicious if he plugs it into a plagiarism checker. You can even copy and paste the works cited page and use it on your own paper.
  2. Re-write the thesis statement. A thesis statement can be one of the biggest challenges in writing your thesis; if you use an example, you can just re-write that thesis sentence and you won’t have to worry about coming up with one of your own. Make sure you don’t re-use any of the same words, though. Just re-tool the statement so it’s totally different but has the same idea and basic information as the original.
  3. Follow the structure. Pay attention to how the paper builds upon itself. You can even make each of your own paragraphs on the same topic as the thesis example. That way, your paper will move in a logical, clear, coherent manner.
  4. Pay attention to transitions. Watch how the sample essay sets up quotes and transitions between sentences and paragraphs. Here are some examples of transitional phrases and words that are usually used in academic essays.
    • For introducing a quote: “In the words of…,” “according to…,” “X believed that…,” “Y wrote that…”.
    • For moving between sentences and/or paragraphs: “furthermore”, “additionally”, “on the other hand,” “contrarily,” “interestingly,” “however,” “incidentally.”
  5. Paraphrase. If you’re really coming to a tough part in your paper and don’t know how to make it work, paraphrase a few sentences from the example paper. To paraphrase means, in short, to summarize in different words. You change all the words in the sentence while keeping the basic idea. For example, “Recycling is important to maintaining the health of the earth” could become “it is vital to the well-being of the planet that we recycle”.