Write a thesis statement that summarizes the main point you want to make on the topic. The remainder of your outline should be designed to support this point, based on the research you have done. For example, if your thesis statement is "Hadrian's Wall was as much a political demarcation line as a fortification," the remainder of the outline should provide historical, scholarly and archaeological support for your contention. Place the thesis statement below the title. Preface it with the word "Thesis" followed by a colon.