The second way one uses the word "thesis" is in reference to a major paper that one writes as a capstone for his or her bachelor's or master's degree. Whereas term papers are projects that last one term, theses are projects that last several terms. Theses are usually much, much longer than term papers, often stretching past two hundred pages. Perhaps counterintuitively, however, theses often cover much more specialized topics than term papers. For example, one may write a term paper on Herman Melville for a literature survey course, but one would be much more likely to write a thesis on homosexual symbolism in Herman Melville's Moby Dick or on some other extremely specific aspect of one of Melville's novels. In fact, one could write an entire thesis on a single paragraph of Moby Dick . The goal of a thesis is to expound fully one's opinion on a given subject and to confront and exhaust all the opposition to that opinion. Therefore, one usually specializes his or her thesis topic almost to the point of absurdity.
The introduction should try and capture the reader’s interest by including statistics or other useful information that makes the reader go “wow”. Explain the study by focusing first on the broad picture. Continue narrowing this down until you get to the research question. Cite references when needed. Do not talk over people; keep in mind the type of audience this proposal will be for; if you must use technical terms that may not be known to the instructor or students, provide those terms in the “glossary of terms” section and refer people there.