How To Write A Winning Thesis For Your Ethics Essay: Simple Tips

So, you’re presumably aware that an ethics paper is where you argue in support of a particular moral issue; and you may have already selected the subject to use, but maybe you haven’t got a clue how to turn it into a winner! Well, here are some simple tips to get you started.

  • Firstly, ascertain that you have indeed chosen a suitable subject. There are plenty of moral issues to choose from, so select wisely.
  • Whether you are discussing euthanasia, abortion or cloning, you need to make sure it’s a subject you are passionate about and that you are already quite knowledgeable in.
  • Once you’ve decided on the broad subject, you will need to narrow it down to a more specific issue.
  • Be sure you know where you can obtain the best resources for your case. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to research, and the more in depth you study your topic, and the more viewpoints and sources you look at, the better informed you will be for starting it.
  • Not only should you research the selected ethical issue, you should also research other thesis samples. You can find plenty of these in your campus library or online. Don’t just look at the content of the essays- as important as that is! Also look at the lengths and structures of the introductions, essay bodies and conclusions, as well as style, source content and format. The more you have a good idea of the overall ‘look’ of your thesis before you begin writing it, the better.
  • Just as important as researching, and as with any essay, is planning. Make a timetable to be sure that you are using your time to the greatest advantage. Spend some time collating your findings, writing notes and coming up with a loose structure to your thesis.
  • Remember that with an ethics essay you should be arguing a specific viewpoint, but this isn’t an argumentative essay. It’s crucial to include counterarguments- and to refute them. Make sure that you have displayed, concisely and purposely, the arguments and questions surrounding your selected topic.
  • Remember to pay just as much attention to your introduction and conclusion as to the rest of your thesis.
  • Once you’ve written your first draft, don’t stop there! Go over it again and again, altering accordingly, until it’s just right.
  • Don’t just redraft the content. Once you’re happy with that, read it through yet again to strengthen sentences and ascertain spelling, grammar and other details are correct.
 

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