Break up the section into logical segments by using subheads. We want you to answer a scientific question or hypothesis.
We would like you to gather evidence -- from various sources -- to allow you to make interpretations and judgments.
The list should include a short title for each figure but not the whole caption. The list should include a short title for each table but not the whole caption.
You can't write a good introduction until you know what the body of the paper says.
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.
Is there material that does not contribute to one of the elements listed above?
If so, this may be material that you will want to consider deleting or moving.
In most circumstances, this is best accomplished by physically separating statements about new observations from statements about the meaning or significance of those observations.
Alternatively, this goal can be accomplished by careful use of phrases such as "I infer ..." vast bodies of geological literature became obsolete with the advent of plate tectonics; the papers that survived are those in which observations were presented in stand-alone fashion, unmuddied by whatever ideas the author might have had about the processes that caused the observed phenomena.