"Show them, don't just tell them…" Ideally, every result claimed in the text should be documented with data, usually data presented in tables or figures.If there are no data provided to support a given statement of result or observation, consider adding more data, or deleting the unsupported "observation." Examine figure(s) or table(s) pertaining to the result(s).
Because of the literature explosion, papers more skimmed than read.
Skimming involves reading the abstract, and looking at the figures and figure captions.
This section should be rich in references to similar work and background needed to interpret results.
However, interpretation/discussion section(s) are often too long and verbose.
You should then go on to explain why more work was necessary (your work, of course.) Quarantine your observations from your interpretations.
The writer must make it crystal clear to the reader which statements are observation and which are interpretation.
We are looking for a well-reasoned line of argument, from your initial question, compilation of relevant evidence, setting data in a general/universal context, and finally making a judgment based on your analysis.
Your thesis should be clearly written and in the format described below.
If at all possible, start your thesis research during the summer between your junior and senior year - or even earlier - with an internship, etc. then work on filling in background material and lab work during the fall so that you're prepared to write and present your research during the spring .
The best strategy is to pick a project that you are interested in, but also that a faculty member or other professional is working on.