Phrasing a thesis statement

We are a group of five academics in law, the social sciences, and the humanities who provide top-tier academic editing to undergraduates, postgraduates, and fellow academics, as well as in-depth editorial services to policy researchers. We have more than 15 years of experience as editors and proofreaders and have worked on a wide range of projects. We specialize in editing and proofreading master's and doctoral theses and dissertations, but are always happy to edit essays of any length.

We have two streams of editorial work:

A. General Proofreading

General Proofreading corrects grammar, punctuation, formatting, verb tenses, phrasing, sentence construction, and word usage. We can also correct for house style and other formatting issues, as well as reference-checks and indexing. We also change sentences that sound awkward and will highlight parts of the text where the meaning is too vague to be edited or rewritten. All changes are tracked and subsequent rounds of revision come at no extra cost.

B. Thorough Editing

Thorough Editing involves two rounds of work: (1) a rigorous review of the work's logic, organization, and whether the research supports the argumentation; and (2) a more fine-grained reading to check for the mechanical elements of language covered under General Proofreading. We will also improve the dissertation's syntax, style, and flow. All changes are tracked and subsequent rounds of revision come at no extra cost.

A brief summary of the proofreading and editorial services we provide:

• Academic editing
• Dissertation and thesis editing
• Policy report editing
• Legal and corporate editing
• ​Fiction editing
• Formatting (., APA, MLA, Chicago, OSCOLA, etc.)
• Research and editorial assistance
• Assistance with postgraduate applications, CVs, etc.
• Assistance with medical school applications, including residencies.

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Step 10: Finish Writing and Properly Format Your Research Paper
Following the introductory paragraph, you’ll want to write informative body paragraphs that begin with clear topic sentences. All topic sentences and body paragraph information must support your thesis. As you write you’ll also want to properly format your paper to comply with MLA style guidelines. The following sample MLA research papers illustrate how a final paper should read and what a final paper should look like. You should choose one and read it in its entirety, concentrating on the academic writing style, the MLA formatting, and the comprehensive nature of source documentation. For a list of research paper characteristics, view these slides . Also, see Mrs. Gosselin’s MLA formatting checklist .

Phrasing a thesis statement

phrasing a thesis statement

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