Investigating Step 3:
Writing a thesis statement
All the time and effort you put into researching is wasted unless you can focus on what you need. How do you do that? By establishing a thesis statement.
A thesis statement helps you concentrate on what you want and ignore information that is irrelevant. Consider the following thesis statement.
|Using this statement for a paper allows you to skip over the sources:
that do not deal with profiling.
that do not deal with the apprehension of serial killers.
that deal only with the injustices of "racial profiling."
A good thesis statement saves you time and keeps you focused.