If you are not sure, ask your teacher whether your paper requires it.
A thesis statement is a main idea, a central point of your research paper.
This Chapter outlines the logical steps to writing a good research paper.
To achieve supreme excellence or perfection in anything you do, you need more than just the knowledge.
Before you write a thesis statement, you should collect, organize and analyze materials and your ideas.
You cannot make a finally formulated statement before you have completed your reseach paper.
Avoid topics that have only a very narrow range of source materials.
For general or background information, check out useful URLs, general information online, almanacs or encyclopedias online such as Britannica.
Like the Olympic athlete aiming for the gold medal, you must have a positive attitude and the belief that you have the ability to achieve it.
That is the real start to writing an A research paper.