To write history thesis is to make a trip to the past. Unlike essays and research papers in history, a thesis covers some very serious historic periods and/or problems. Very often, writing history thesis is about comparison and contrast of historic figures, evens and epochs. Very often students ask themselves one question: “How to write history thesis?” This article offers a few tips that will help student to write history thesis that will be highly evaluated.

Choice of an interesting topic is all important. Think about interesting historic events that changed the course of history or could change the world forever. Cuban Missile Crisis, Declaration of the US Independence, Cold War and decline of the USSR…this list is truly endless, so there are many interesting topics to be considered. As already said above, compare and contrast method is often used in writing history theses. It is through comparison of historic epochs, government and presidents that interesting details are revealed. Why not compare and analyze Reagan and Clinton legacy? What about contrast of the Great Depression and the recent financial meltdown? Fortunately, the world and national history gives much “food for reflection”.

Once the topic is chosen it is time to make a thesis outline. Having developed a comprehensive thesis structure one will definitely know how to write history thesis in a coherent way. There is nothing new in writing a history thesis. You will have to write introduction, research proposal, body and conclusion.

One has to pay special attention to reference style requirements. It sometimes happens that incompliance with thesis requirements leads to deduction of points and eventually lower grades. If you are not sure about reference style requirements (for example, APA, MLA or Chicago) use online sources of information or download thesis samples written in various reference styles.