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07-18-2008, 02:43 PM
You have your thesis statement, and your full thesis statement. This was in a novel assigned to us over the summer by our English teachers for entering high school. The novel is called "The Lively Art of Writing" by Lucile Vaughn Paine. Now, how is the full thesis supposed to be written if you already have your argument written down which states the general point you stand on. Do you have to cut down your cutting down?
It makes no sense to me.
I may be a little unclear on what you're asking, but I'll try and help, anyway.
When you're writing your thesis you want to keep it short and to the point. Do a pre-summary of what you'll be writing about. It's ok to break it down, meaning, if you want to break your thesis up into sections of the sections you'll be writing it's ok.
For example, when I write an essay the format looks like this:
- Why I'm writing the essay.
- Point A.
- Point B.
- Point C.
- Quick summary of thesis.
II Body paragraph 1:
- Summary of paragraph.
- paraphrase thesis.
- summarize essay.
I hope that helps, if not just be a little more clear on what you're asking.
07-28-2008, 04:31 PM
You have your thesis statement, and your full thesis statement.
Functionally, your thesis statement is the simple and straightforward explanation of what position your paper takes.
"The publication of the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin had a profound effect on the religious, social, and political landscape of England"
Your "Full" Thesis statement is a more elaborate statement of not only your position, but the means you intend to use to carry out proving your position
This essay will assess and analyze the response by the Victorian public at large to the publishing of Darwin’s Origin of Species. It will begin by providing a brief overview of the Origin, its inspiration and basic content. Then the sections dealing with the response shall be divided up into three subsections: The response of the general public, the response of the scientific community, and the response of the religious community. Finally, this essay will endeavour to address the long-term effects of the Origin.
And then both of those will combine and evolve into what ends up being the introduction to your paper:
In the course of scientific history, many theories, works and ideas have been revolutionary, turning the world in its head and causing people to re-evaluate the very fabric of their beliefs. In few cases can this be seen more so than the publication of Charles Darwin’s work: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. This work, the result of years of information gathering, compiling and synthesis has had such a large effect on the world that the controversy and repercussions are still felt today. But even though the long-term effects of The Origin still pervade scientific as well as religious discussion, at no time was the reception of this work more dramatic than in 1860s Britain when it was published. This paper shall attempt to describe the reactions of the scientific and religious communities of England at the time of publication, but shall also endeavour to elucidate the reactions of the common population at large as well. Through an analysis of these reactions, one hopes to gain a better understanding of the society and beliefs of the era, and to see why the effects of those reactions still ripple today.
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