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Writing a useful thesis includes

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  1. Identifying a precise topic
  2. Collecting documents on this topic
  3. Ordering these documents
  4. Reexamining the topic in light of the documents collected
  5. Organizing all of this work into an organic form
  6. Ensuring your readers understand you
  7. Providing the necessary documentation so that readers may reexamine the topic through your sources

​~ Paraphrased from Eco, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis, MIT Press, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wvu/detail.action?docID=3339948.