Research Database

Treating Women as Objects

Based on Two Books: 5 pages. This is an analytical paper with a thesis statement as follows: How and why men in our hierarchical society treat women as objects. In order to prove this thesis statement we will consider two books, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Possible Treatments for Schizophrenia

5 pages. This comparative research paper gives a thesis regarding possible treatment for schizophrenia, a discussion of three criteria for these treatments as well as a conclusion that summarizes the major points and reiterates the thesis. Schizophrenia has been known to be treatable using different methods but there is still some controversy as to which treatments might work better than others. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Urban Life in Chicago

This 4 page paper supports a thesis that there are certain elements of poor, urban life that are inextricable such as a bad education and deteriorating neighborhoods. The thesis is explored with the help of an article about changes in Chicago housing projects published in the Wall Street Journal. No additional sources cited.

Federal Funding for Housing Projects

This 4 page paper evaluates an article called Losing Hope that focuses on Hope VI, a program involved with funding public housing. The paper focuses on a thesis and how the article both proves and disproves that thesis. No additional sources cited.

Mass and Maneuver in the Battle of Chickamauga

A 5 page discussion of the battle of Chickamauga. The author of this paper presents the thesis that mass and maneuver, coupled with leadership, determined the outcome of this battle. An overview of critical troop movement, accomplishments, and failures is used to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Cheever's The Swimmer

This 4 page paper analyzes the short story and provides a thesis. The thesis that denial is central to this work is explored. Alternate interpretations are also provided. No additional sources cited.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Should Tenure Continue?

An 8 page research paper that examines the thesis question of “Should tenure for educators continue?” The writer summarizes arguments both pro and con, as well as those voices that argue that tenure policies should be reformed. The final page of the paper is devoted to a “thesis question page” that sums up the major positions. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

The City as Shaper of Social Reality

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, presents the principal thesis of Rappaport's Shopping for Pleasure (2000), and then compares it with Schwartz's thesis in Spectacular Realities (1998), arguing that the two approaches are quite similar. The writer feels that both authors argue that the structure of urban life (in London and Paris, respectively) changed urban sensibilities in the late nineteenth century, focusing primarily on Schwartz's work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Fatigue: Work Week Restrictions for Medical Residents

A 3 page investigation of the relationship between the number of hours a resident is expected to work and his or her performance. The thesis statement that: "medical resident overload has the potential to significantly impact patient well being" is presented and the literature is examined to explore this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Violence Against Women

This 10 page paper considers the thesis that violence against women is predominately a symptom of a male dominated patricidal society. The paper looks at the evidence for this thesis, arguing that it can be seen as endemic in the social structures of society which are self perpetuating. The paper goes on to look at this from the hierarchy and attitudes of the judiciary and government through to the social norms in the community which are all supported by the media. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

The Superintendency & Related Hiring Practices

A 22 page thesis that demonstrates the importance of hiring practices in the development of school districts through the superintendency. This thesis is supported by a survey that demonstrates the correlation between increased requirements for superintendent candidates and greater overall efficacy. Bibliography with 13 sources.

THE FACTORS THAT MOTIVATE

This 7-page paper attempts to prove the thesis that different factors and theories motiviate workforce performance. Examples used to support the thesis are the expetancy theory, equity theory and procedural justice theory. The examples demonstrate how workers are motivated by different forces. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Casino Gambling on Native American Reservations: Cultural Benefit or Degradation?

A 14 page discussion of the introduction of casino gambling to Native American reservations. Provides an overview of the issues and presents the thesis that casino gambling on Native American reservations supports the uniqueness of Native American culture rather than detracts from it. Presents examples to support that thesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Reason for Occultism in Medieval Society

This 6 page paper provides support for the thesis that the lack of scientific knowledge, exacerbated by an exploitative government, was responsible for the beliefs of the people. Quotes from Dante's Inferno provides much support for the thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Andrew Hacker / 2 Nations, Black and White

A 5 page analysis of Andrew Hacker's book, Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal, in which the author offers a socioeconomic thesis on what it means to be an African American. The main points of Hacker's book are summarized, and his main thesis, which is that the problems of blacks are all a direct result of white oppression, is disputed. No additional sources cited.

Continuing Education and Workplace Advancement

A 10 page paper supporting the thesis that increased education leads to increased advancement benefiting both employers and employees. This paper uses extensive library research to support this thesis, providing a number of examples of the way education impacts personal and professional growth. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Temporary Workers and Mid-sized Corporations

A 40 page paper / model thesis that outlines the topic of the use and misuse of temporary workers is mid-sized corporations, and supports the thesis that temporary worker exploitation is not cost effective. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

Influence of the Media on the Columbine Gunmen

A 6 page thesis paper that argues the point that the influences of the media, most notably film and music, played a major part in the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Arguments supporting this thesis include the parallels between the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries" and the method chosen by Klebold and Harris in carrying out their "Trench Coat Mafia" plan of massacre. Also included are references to the music of the German band KMFDM and how these violent lyrics contributed to the mindset of the killers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Crack - Cocaine and Crime / A Youth Problem

A 25 page thesis that considers the impact of early onset use of crack cocaine and deviant criminal behavior in youth populations. Thesis is supported by a study which is designed to demonstrate the correlation between youth crack use and youth crime, with a specific concentration on early use data. Bibliography with 12 sources.

Book Summary of Daniel J. Levinson’s The Seasons of a Man’s Life

In four pages this book summary identifies the text’s major thesis and discusses various points the author uses to develop his thesis, with examples provided. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Reapers by Jean Toomer (An Explication)

This 5 page paper presents the thesis that in Reapers, Jean Toomer uses diction, tone and imagery to produce emotional effects and meanings. Support is provided for the thesis and alternate interpretations are explored. No additional sources cited.

Youth In Adult Court

A 5 page paper. Should youth who commit violent crimes be tried in adult court rather than in juvenile court? This is a hotly debated topic but the tide is turning against this practice. Thesis: While there are many mitigating factors when considering trying youth in adult court, in general, the answer is no. This thesis is based on the neurological developmental stage of adolescents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

THE UNFUFILLED PROMISE OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

This paper examines the thesis that the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are documents of unfulfilled promises. The thesis is supported by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's remarks about the Constitution in 1987. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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