The next paragraphs in the introduction should cite previous research in this area.
It should cite those who had the idea or ideas first, and should also cite those who have done the most recent and relevant work.
This person will become your research mentor and this gives you someone to talk with and get background material from.
If you're unsure about the selection of a project, let us know and we'll try to connect you with someone.
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.
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.
"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).