Exercise 4: Choose the Best Research Thesis
Directions: Copy and paste your thesis selection for each of the exercises presented in “Developing a Research Thesis: Exercise 4: Choose the Best Research Thesis.” Beneath each entry, you are to paraphrase (use your own words) the provided explanation as to why this is the best thesis selection.
A. "Anorexia nervosa has been both emotional and social causes which work hand-in-hand" This is the best thesis selection because it is more specific and indicates the order in which the causes of anorexia nervosa will be discussed in the research paper.
B. "Since the break-up of the former Soviet Union, business practices in those countries have changed most in the fields of marketing and customer service, reflecting the changes of government and political philosophy." This is the best thesis selection because it provides more information than thesis "b" by identifying areas of business practice to be researched.
C. "The appearance of Hamlet's father's ghost raises an important psychological as well as dramatic dilemma in the play." This is the best thesis selection because it focuses on two types of dilemma.
D. "The whole language approach has been effective in raising the reading skills of elementary school children and in helping the children understand the relevance of reading to all fields of study in school." This is the best thesis selection because it specifically tells