What is a Thesis Statement? Almost all of us—even if we don’t do it consciously—look early in an essay for a one- or two-sentence condensation of the argument or analysis that is to go after. We refer to that condensation as a thesis statement. Why Should Your Essay Contain a Thesis Statement? to test your ideas by distilling them into a sentence or two to better organize and develop your argument to provide your reader with a «guide» to your argument In general, your thesis statement will accomplish these goals if you think of the thesis as the response to the question your paper examines. How Can You Write a Good Thesis Statement? Here are some helpful hints to get[…]

Early career researchers, however youthfull and lacking publication practice, are strongly motivated to shove their way through the academic publishing world—a world utter of frustrations, ups and downs, and more frequent disappointments than successes. Some of the frustrations these researchers encounter are infrequently addressed. Editors often write editorial chunks on how to get accepted or published, go after guidelines of the journal, or conduct decent research, all of which are very useful and informative topics. However, what early career researchers could indeed benefit from, for example, are tips on how to improve their manuscript after it has been rejected by a journal, especially in the case of desk rejections accompanied by the generic response of “not of interest to our[…]