Guidelines for Analytic Paper
Title specific to your paper
The Three Apes
Encapsulate topic into a phrase.
The argument over human ancestry continues with a relatively new player
claiming our closest relative lies in the genus
or Orangutan, not the
commonly assumed common progenerator with Chimpanzees.
As a species, we still do not know where we come from, or even how long we
have been around. The field of anthropology, in its many branches, has come very close
to universal agreement with the basic tenets of the theory of the common ancestor shared
uniquely with Chimpanzee, Bonobo and People. There is however still significant
dissent, and gaining in popularity is the science supporting the Orangutan as a closer
relation than Chimpanzee. This is not to mention an attack to the very core of the science
being done, and a questioning of the theory of evolution itself from outside the scientific
community, which will be given only the briefest of acknowledgment and attempted
summarize your paper, pose a question, provide a shocking statistic.
many options, but think of the introduction as setting up the reader for what’s to
come and possibly providing a “hook” to keep his or her interest.
Many disagree on the similarities of Humans and the rest of the animal kingdom.
For many, the close connections and DNA similarities we share can foster disagreeable
feelings and hence resistance to the clues left by evolution. This paper will choose to
focus on interesting and expressive genetic similarities between three of the species of
Ape, Chimps, Bonobos and Humans, as a way of demonstrating the afore mentioned
relatedness. Through reporting evidence gathered from various reliable sources, relying
greatly on the research being done by the Reich lab at Harvard University,
demonstrate the close genetic based kinship between Chimps, Bonobo's and Humans, and
why this version of phylogenesis is necessarily the correct one.
The thesis statement should be clearly written, indicate the main idea of your
paper, and answer the question “what am I trying to demonstrate or prove?”
good thesis statement will allow the reader to understand what you are
demonstrating and why.
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