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The PhD is a research degree. Unlike a Masters or professional degree, it signals to the world that you have accomplished something significant in the domain of research and the creation of new knowledge. That’s not necessarily a better thing to have done than treat a patient or represent a client or even repair a car – bit it is a different kind of thing, and needs to be respected as such.
The PhD dissertation is unique in its emphasis on establishing its continuity with the whole body of research in the subject area, not only past and present research but research yet to come. In practice, this means that the major aspect that distinguishes a PhD dissertation from a Masters’ or DBA – type thesis is the degree to which it succeeds in opening up more interesting researchable questions than it resolves.
Both projects may begin with similar kinds of research questions; but the difference revolves around this distinction:
– the thesis goes on to answer these questions and present the answers;
– the dissertation may answer the questions, or it may fail to find conclusive evidence one way or another; in either case, it presents and uses the answers as the basis for formulating further questions, rather than as statements having value in and of themselves.
The source of this divergence between the thesis model and the dissertation model lies in the degree to which the research question is based in a body of theory about similar kinds of questions, and the degree to which the results are subsequently interpreted in terms of that theory and generalized to a population across which the theory is supposed to apply.
To illustrate: both kinds of studies might start with a similar sort of question, something like “what factors account for cooperating but different organizations deciding to share applications software?”, and both could address this question with a similar study of several cases in which such cooperating organizations did or did not come to the decision to share. For the thesis, it would be sufficient to say that the question is interesting because particular organizations are losing money because their partners won’t share, and it is sufficient to answer the question by studying how some specific decisions were made in particular cases. Results might consist of formulating several recommendations to both parties as to how to improve their communication and understanding of the situation.
For the dissertation, however, it is critical to describe the question as a specific instance of a more general set or sets of questions, perhaps relating to the nature of collaborative decision making among populations of organizations, or the processes by which organizations chose mission-critical technologies, or maybe both. The question is then reinterpreted in terms of the categories employed in the theory. The assessment of the actual relationship between measurements is interesting more for what it would allow us to say about the relationships between the theoretical concepts than for its applicability to the specific situations studied.
You have to explain your stance in your thesis statement. Also, you have to explain why this perspective is reasonable. You have to defend your opinion in other paragraphs with a use of pieces of evidence.
It is imperative to understand that a thesis statement is a vital part of every single essay, and you have to make sure that it is a strong one.
The purpose of a reaction paper is to evaluate a movie, book, article or any other work. In such an essay, a student has to make one’s own evaluation of the author’s work. Poor knowledge of reaction paper format is the reason why many students cannot cope with such assignments.
A reaction paper can be written in various ways, but there are several elements that have to be included:
- A brief description of the work that you intend to analyze. In particular, you need to name the author, his or her work, and the main topic that was discussed.
- Your thesis or overall evaluation of this work.
- Summary, discussion and assessment of the arguments and examples that the author gives.
- The importance and wider implications of the book or study.
- New ideas and concepts that you learned from the work you studied.
Structure is only one aspect of reaction paper format. It is important to remember the writing mechanisms, especially argumentation, grammar or citations.
You have a word processor that can count words for you.
If you use double spacing and a 12 pt. standard font, your 500 word essay will be about a page and a half. If your text is single-spaced, an essay will be one page long.
Usually, students are allowed to exceed this 500 word limit a little (50-100 words). By the way, it will not be a big problem if you write 50 words less. Anyway, this aspect is better to discuss with a teacher.
Depending on a topic, you can choose a specific essay type. You may write a 500 word persuasive essay, definition essay, or descriptive essay.
This factor may to some degree influence the overall organization of your essay. However, you can use a typical structure, split your paper into 3 paragraphs: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
Young people play the most important role in getting all the prejudice out of our society. You may be intentionally or unintentionally influenced by your family, but when you are aware of this, you can overcome it. Just be what you are, which is obviously a nice socially aware person. When you meet someone, try to allow all preconceived ideas to fall away. There are so many prejudices: race, religion, physical looks, weight, etc. When we narrow down our group of friends we remain narrow ourselves, because everyone has so much to teach us. Give yourself the chance to really get to know people from the inside out. And celebrate the differences! Don’t allow your friends to put others down based on preconceived ideas without speaking up in a gentle way. And one more thing, don’t be too hard on the older generation in your family. They learned what they are from those who came before them. Just introduce them to your friends of every physical type. The best to you!
Oh my, did your teacher give you the topic or is that what you picked? You have to decide what you want to persuade them about so if your speech is about illegal drugs, then maybe you could persuade them about medical marijuana and its uses for people with terminal illnesses like cancer. And if it’s about legal prescription drugs, then maybe you pick a drug like the vaccine against genital warts and you persuade them that it’s a good drug because it helps prevent something which can lead to cervical cancer later on in a woman’s life?