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PhD Admission Essay

A 4 page paper discussing reasons for applying to an educational counseling bridge program for practice in Texas. The student has experience working with middle and high school students and is interested in working against the growth of dropout rates. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Master's or Ph.D.? A Cost Benefits Analysis

6 pages in length. If one is considering going for a graduate degree this is a must-have paper. The information contained within this essay can help an individual make the right choice. Based upon the author's own experience and with a bibliography of 6 sources, this is a hot topic whether for those who are currently students or for somebody considering going back to school.

Transcendence And Transformation In The Life Patterns Of Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Article Analysis

7 pages in length. The study title clearly states both the variable and the population to be studied by using the aspects of time, gender and ailment. The evidence that indicates the researcher's qualifications to conduct the research is presented in the form of Jane Neill being both an RN and Ph.D., as well as FRCNA. The abstract provides quite a detailed overview of the article, which fully prepares the reader for what to expect throughout the study. The writer provides a detailed analysis based upon an outline provided by LoBiondo-Wood and Haber's "Nursing Research: Methods, Critical Appraisal and Utilization." Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Probability of Intelligent Life Forms on Other Planets

In 5 pages the author discusses the probability of intelligent life forms on other plants around other stars. When one considers the "alien life form" concept, it is generally in a humorous or scary way as portrayed in the great number of sci-fi movies about aliens. One movie has been shown in recent years that is more real to life than imaginable. That movie is "Contact," which starred Jodie Foster as Ph.D. Astronomer Ellie Arroway. Although the movie was science fiction, it was real enough to make viewers ponder the real possibility of intelligent life on other planets around other stars. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Managing Investments in China’s Reform Climate

A 6 page research proposal written for inclusion in application to a PhD program. As China continues the transition from a state-controlled to a market economy, how will that transition affect long-standing systems that have been in place for decades, and what effect will it have on China’s long-term growth? Will China need to become increasingly “western” in its approach to financial markets, or will it be able to establish and follow its own course? Which approach would be of greatest benefit to the Chinese people? Bibliography lists 6 sources.

B.T. Washington & W.E.B. Du Bois

A 4 page research paper that discusses the lives of William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, who were both leaders of African Americans in the early part of the twentieth century. Both men were distinguished educators. But their philosophies concerning black advancement and their backgrounds were very different. Du Bois was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Washington struggled to achieve his education. The differences in their background gives insight into why they disagreed on how the nature of racism in America should be addressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Reflection Upon "Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day"

5 pages in length. With violence a wholly prevalent and commonplace reality in today's global community, it is not the least bit surprising to find how the impact of witnessing such brutality on a daily basis has both an obvious and concealed impact upon one's reaction. From recoiling in horror to being distracted in thought to becoming emotionally numb, Harvard Medical School psychologist Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D. and author of Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day says witnessing violence to the extent that contemporary society does renders people targets to physical and emotional distress. No additional sources.

Peter Schrag/Paradise Lost, Decline in CA

A 3 page book review that focuses on Schrag's principal thesis in his text, Paradise Lost, California's Experience, America's Future (1999). According to Schrag, at one time, California was very close to being perfect. It had good schools, good roads, a welcoming atmosphere and believed in a progressive future. However, that was roughly thirty to forty years ago, and today everything has changed. Schrag's basic thesis is that the quality of life in California has been steadily declining over the last several decades and that the culprit for this degeneration is the "orgy" of "voter initiatives" that have caused the consistent erosion of public services (Schrag 9). No additional sources cited.

The Indulgence Controversy

This 8 page paper discusses the reasons Martin Luther posted his Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences. His 95 Theses concerned this very specific issue. This paper reports Luther's objections to this practice, how the practice came about, its purpose, the use of papal power, and the indulgence vendor that was the catalyst for Luther's Disputation, which was an invitation to discuss the theses he posted. The paper reports the Church's rationale for indulgences and their alleged source of authority in initiating indulgences. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Huntington, Clash of Civilizations

A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses the thesis proposed in the 1993 article “The Clash of Civilizations?” (which was later expanded into a book) by Harvard University professor Samuel P. Huntington, he which he proposes that the central source of global conflict will not be “primarily ideological or primarily economic,” but will be between cultural perspectives (Huntington, 1993, p. 22). This examination of Huntington’s thesis, first of all, looks at his position in more detail, and then examines the implications of Huntington’s position and the storm of controversy that it has generated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Jeffrey Reiman/Rich get richer, Poor get Prison

A 6 page book review that profiles Reiman's text The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison. The writer argues that the 2004 edition of Jeffrey Reiman's classic text shows that time has only validated the accusations that Reiman formulated against US jurisprudence in the original edition of his book in 1979. As Reiman points out in his preface to the seventh edition, "recent events continue to bear out the main thesis of the original edition of this book" (xiii). That thesis is that the criminal acts committed by the poor are treated a crimes while the acts of well-off people, which result in occupational death and disease, are not treated by crimes--"or if treated as crimes, not treated as serious crimes" (xiv). With the news filled with stories of white collar crime that robs millions of Americans of their retirement funds and financial security, this book is extremely relevant and should be required reading for all Americans--particularly in an election year. No additional sources cited.

Science and Religion / Can They Co-Exist ?

A 10 page research paper exploring the title question. Two primary questions are discussed: Can science and religion co-exist; and Are space, time and matter on in the same thing? The writer offers two theses. First, science and religion not only can co-exist, they must co-exist. Evidence for this is drawn from a number of philosophers and scientists including Descartes and Wertheim. The second thesis is that space, time and matter are three separate substances with evidence drawn from Descartes, the Deists, and Berkeley. Other philosophers and scientists are also briefly discussed in this paper. Bibliography included.

Galileo And The Warfare Thesis

5 pages in length. Writing in the late nineteenth century, Draper and White put forward an idea that was quickly embraced: the "warfare thesis," which suggests that science has always been in conflict with religion. Clearly, the direct connection between science and religion is not easily attained, inasmuch as science is based in a foundation of undeniable proof, while religion is grounded in the concept of belief. Would Galileo support or reject the warfare thesis based upon his Letter to the Grand Duchess, Christina? Indeed, one might readily argue that he would support Draper and White's theory, inasmuch as his letter was meant to bring to light the myriad shortcomings produced by biblical interpretation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Two-Part Thesis on Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"

A 5 page, two-part thesis on Gustave Flaubert's novel, "Madame Bovary," in which the first part attributes Emma Bovary's depression and adultery to her husband, Charles, and the second part considers the correlation between the happiness of Charles and Emma Bovary, with the ultimate demise of each.

Religion And Church Attendance

This 9 page paper discusses three articles that appeared in the Journal of Contemporary Religion in 2002. The first article by Bruce, Praying Alone? Church-Going in Britain and the Putnam Thesis, spurred the responses of two other authors. This essay also discusses Robert Putnam's thesis regarding the decline in voluntary associations among the populous and the premise that declining church attendance is just another example of a general shift away from collective activity. Using the three articles, Putnam's article and book and other sources, the writer asserts this is too simplistic. There are many factors involved with lower church attendance. Social capital is also discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

D.H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers

( 5 pp.) Thesis: Sons and Lovers, is an excellent title for D.H. Lawrence's 1913 story of an unaware mother's emotional enmeshment with her youngest son. This is the story of a family with four children: three sons and one daughter. We see how the family inter-relates to each other, particularly a mother to her sons. We are also shown how interdependency becomes an entangled web between an unaware mother and her youngest son. We will look at those relationships in light of our thesis, how a mother chooses to give more value to her needs than that of her son.

Management / Human Resource Model Thesis

"A Study of Home-Based Laser Assemble Employees Through Exit Interviews and Information Technology." 65 pages in length including all charts, graphs, and statistical diagrams. The purpose of this particular study was to determine (via analysis of exit interviews) if an increase in both the quantity and quality of training through the use of information technology would assist in retaining home-based laser assembly employees. APA guidelines are adhered to, points are well-made, and more than 20 references are listed in bibliography. Interview/survey blanks (Appendix) are included FREE of charge !

Thucydides’ “Athenian Thesis” and the “Unjust Speech” in Aristophanes’ The Clouds

This 5 page report discusses and compares two ancient Greek texts and considers the ways in which each addresses the issues related to what is “just” and “unjust” and what defines strength and weakness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A Look At Pirenne's Thesis

A 5 page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne's thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne's idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

95 Theses of Martin Luther

A 5 page research paper that examines the content and the impact of the document that Martin Luther posted on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg Germany on October 31, 1517—an act which kicked off the Reformation and all of its consequences. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Thesis of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

A 3 page paper which examines what the argument/thesis is within Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. No additional sources cited.

Virginia Woolf's "Three Guineas": Agreeing With Thesis

4 pages in length. Taking on two monumental social concerns – war and gender inequity – Virginia Woolf's "Three Guineas" reaches beyond any superficiality commonly associated with those who choose merely to graze the topic with paltriness. Rather, Woolf's approach, while seemingly simple in its conjecture, is as forthright as one can possibly be when faced with answering such enormous questions. Her testimony fits into social theories and interpretations of gender by way of attacking each topic head-on without hesitation, speaking the truth and illustrating just how simply the answers truly are to some of the world's most prominent problems. No additional sources cited.

Thesis / Labor Issues in Firefighting

A 25 page research paper dealing primarily with the relationship between fire company staffing and firefighter and civilian fire deaths. Includes literature review, methodology, statistical analysis, summary, recommendations, etc; It is ultimately concluded that there may indeed be a relationship between decreased fire department staffing levels and civilian deaths, as well as firefighter injuries.

The Athenian Thesis

An 8 page discussion of the Athenian thesis or doctrine. Examines the inherent virtues and motivations of Sparta and Athens. Utilizes the details which unfold in the Melian Dialogue, Pericles' Funeral Oration, the Dispute over Epidamnus/Dispute over Corcyra and the Mytilenaian Debate to illustrate the contention that no city is deterred by traditional morality from ruling where it can. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A Look At Pirenne’s Thesis

A 5-page essay that explores the idea presented by Henri Pirenne’s thesis that the decline in European economics that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages began not with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, but instead with the rise of Islam in the seventh century. Included is the reasoning behind Pirenne’s idea as well as the reasoning of those that oppose this idea. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the "problem" to ...
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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

The layout of a dissertation's methodology section varies greatly depending upon the type of ...
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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Correct use of the APA style for the in-text citing of sources is often crucial to ...
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