Library Prize for Undergraduate Research
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The thesis is the controlling idea around which you construct the rest of your paper. In a history paper, the thesis generally explains why or how something happened.
A good thesis derives from a good question. Since the thesis is your conclusion to a scholarly argument, there must be a clear question at stake. A thesis which does not answer a question, or answers a simple or obvious question, is not a thesis. You need to ask thoughtful questions of your topic and primary source material to develop a good thesis.
The online guide, Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students (Bowdoin), is an excellent source of information for History students and section 5c specifically can help you form your research question.