1. Introduction: summarizes what you will write and puts it into context. Should consist of 3 parts:
2. Literature Review: survey research done in a particular area, bringing together theories and results from a number of studies to describe the "big picture" of an area of research. Each paragraph representing one aspect of the literature review's main focus, and should include a topic sentence, evidence, analysis, and a transition sentence:
3. Methods: this is an optional section, which you should write up if your analysis is data-driven. Include information about which statistical tests you ran on the data and why you chose those particular statistical tests.
4. Analysis: synthesizes, examines and interprets your literature review. It may also include arguments about the meaning of aspects of your literature review. Your analysis should be generalizable, grounded in your literature review, and tied back to your thesis statement.
5. Discussion: discusses the limitations, opposing viewpoints, what's missing, still unknown, and future directions from your thesis paper.
6. Conclusion: summarizes what you wrote and what you learned