Essay writing can sometimes be a daunting task, especially for students with little writing experience. The same concerns research papers and theses which are very serious types of academic writing. It is impossible to write a thesis in a week. It takes long months to collect and analyze information, make a thesis outline, find interesting sources of information, support own ideas and statements with expert opinions etc.
It is especially difficult to write a thesis in arts. This is explained by the fact that it’s not easy to describe beauty with words. This is something like describing own feelings with human language. One should keep balance between presenting own viewpoints and interpretations and expert opinions, as well as statements by prominent artists and scholars.
As a rule, arts thesis has the same structure as compared to other types of research papers: introduction, thesis statement, body and conclusion. Depending on the purpose of arts thesis, its structure may vary. For instance, if this is a compare and contrast thesis, the body should include several viewpoints and statements that are to be supported by arguments and facts.
In general, a thesis in arts should study trends and masterpieces in context of historic epochs. Choosing an interesting topic is already half of success as readers and evaluators should find it challenging and helpful for modern science. The topic should contain some intrigue as well.
Students have to be very cautious and attentive towards language they use when writing thesis in arts. This is an academic paper, and thus it should comply with certain norms and requirements prescribed by reference style. At the same time, students are writing about works of arts, something beautiful or ugly, and that’s why they have to use language full of literally figures and expressions, as well as terms and definitions.
It is also very important to choose the right methodology for research and explain it at the beginning of a thesis, stating reasons for choosing particular research methods. By the way, many students write introduction to theses only after having completed it, since only then they possess enough knowledge on the subject matter.