Investigating Step 3:
Writing a working 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 working thesis statement. Plan to revise it several times as you learn more about your topic.
A working thesis statement helps you concentrate on what you want and ignore information that is irrelevant.
Consider the following working 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 working thesis statement saves you time and keeps you focused.