A thesis title is the first thing a reader encounters upon picking up your paper. It should provide a concise view of the topic your paper addresses, as well as give a sense of your approach to the issue. Titles need to be crafted carefully and might change many times over the course of writing a thesis paper, as the focus of your writing shifts and you tease out different nuances of the subject. Give yourself a chance to make a positive first impression with your title by making it a descriptive representative of your overall work.

Step 1

Compose multiple possible titles that reflect your work, without being bland. Thesis titles should generally be as carefully worded as the arguments and research contained in your paper.

Step 2

Follow the exact format required for your work or assignment. The most basic format for a thesis title includes a shorter main title that generally describes the work and a longer subtitle that explains the finer details of your research; these are often separated by a colon. If the guidelines for your thesis call for the title to be organized differently, follow them as closely as possible.

Step 3

Conduct a survey using your possible titles to determine which one is the best. Present your classmates and teachers with a short list of your three favorite titles and ask them which appeals to them most. Once you have a clear choice, go back through your paper to make sure that your title is consistent with the tone and point of view of your thesis.