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Influence psych145 psych145 thesesandthesisstatements

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Unformatted text preview: ace the impersonal term “subjects” with - participants - individuals - college students - children Reduce Bias in Language Gender Sexual orientation Racial and ethnic identity Disability Age LANGUAGE EXERTS A POWERFUL INFLUENCE Psych 145 Psych 145 Theses and thesis­statements Theses and thesis­statements Theses and thesis­statements The term paper assignment requires you to come up with and defend a thesis. How well this is done has a profound effect on the grade the paper receives. You should be clear about the answers to the following questions before starting a thesis­based assignment: What is a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? What is a thesis statement? What is a thesis? What is a thesis? A sentence that makes a claim about something (usually about an assigned topic or issue) could be turned into a thesis. Here is an example of a sentence that makes a claim about something: Mandatory sex education in the schools will decrease the incidence of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted teen pregnancies. What is a thesis? What is a thesis? However, a sentence that makes a claim about something is not a well­supported thesis until reasons or evidence are provided to persuade the reader that the claim is true or probable. Hence, a well­supported thesis is essentially the conclusion of an argument. An assignment that requires you to come up with a thesis is an assignment that requires you to argue for a claim about something. What is a thesis? What is a thesis? Reasons/evidence Claim about something (thesis) What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? A thesis­based essay assignment has two purposes: to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your academic skills and talents to add to the body of knowledge about a human sexuality topic or issue explored in the essay. What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? Academic skills and talents A thesis shows how well (or not!) you understand the topic It is hard to come up with a thesis that is relevant to a topic or issue that you do not fully understand! What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? A thesis shows how well (or not!) you understand the topic A thesis that misses the crux of a topic or issue is a sign to the grader that you have failed to grasp the topic or issue fully! What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? A thesis shows how well (or not!) you understand the topic A thesis that goes to the crux of the matter indicates to the grader that you have understood the topic or issue. What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? A thesis can fail to be relevant to the topic or issue in a number of ways: the thesis could simply have no logical connection to the topic or issue the thesis could be trivial the thesis could be too wide the thesis could be too narrow What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? No logical connection! Suppose you h...
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This document was uploaded on 03/20/2014 for the course CHEM 100A 100A at UCSD.

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