Jul
30

The Literature Review

The literature review serves an indispensable purpose in the academic world. Because no one can read every work of literature in the world, the literature reviews tell potential readers whether or not they should read the work. The literature reviews serve, in effect, as an information exchange in which the review writer tells the review reader what the work of literature accomplishes, and if the reader believes the analysis of the writer, he or she decides accordingly whether or not to read the work. Therefore, the literature review writer should form his or her opinions carefully and should argue them adeptly in the review. . . . .

Jul
20

History Thesis

In a history thesis, the thesis writer attempts to make a contribution to the academic study of history. In order to achieve this goal, the writer usually either offers a new interpretation or perspective on a historical figure, event, or series of events; conducts new research into the topic and releases it to the public; or draws new lines of cause and effect for historical issues. . . . .

Jul
14

Thesis Research Paper

A thesis research paper is a project for which a student performs the most exhaustive research possible and synthesizes it into a single work, usually filling 50 to 150 pages. The same guidelines apply to thesis research papers as to research term papers, but they result in larger, more extensive, more unique work. These guidelines are topic selection, research, organizing, writing, and editing. . . . .

Jul
12

For Literature Review

At times, students may have to choose a subject for literature review. If the instructor assigns a certain text or provides a list of approved texts, the student may have a rather easy time selecting a subject for literature review, but if not, the student may have to do some brainstorming. . . . .

Jul
11

How to Write a Literature Review

Literature reviews provide a valuable service by informing potential readers what to expect from the work of literature, but students may not readily know how to write literature reviews. Students may follow a few principles to develop excellent literature reviews. . . . .

Jul
10

Economics Thesis

The goal of an economics thesis is to solve a problem regarding the exchange of goods and services in an innovative way. To this end, the student may explore macroeconomics, the study of large economics systems, or microeconomics, the study of person-to-person exchanges of goods and services, in a completely unique manner or in a manner that simply expands on or addresses previous ideas. . . . .

Jun
30

Dissertation and Thesis

Dissertations and theses are similar projects; a dissertation is a specific type of thesis that one writes to receive a doctoral degree. The major difference between a master's thesis and a doctoral dissertation is the depth to which one explores the chosen idea. Therefore, one usually needs to allow several years to write a dissertation, whereas one can write a master's thesis in a year. However, certain elements occur in both dissertations and theses. . . . .

Jun
27

Review of Literature

In the literature world, three major camps exist: the writers, the critics, and the theorists; for the most part, people who write reviews of literature fall into the critics' camp for their work in thinking about various specific texts. A review of literature serves a necessary purpose, because it provides feedback to writers and critics, causing writers to produce clearer, more in-depth, or more daring work and causing critics to think more carefully about what the writers have produced. . . . .

Jun
26

Thesis Essay

A thesis essay is a writing project that one prepares in order to meet the requirements of a significant portion of one's education, such as a bachelor's or master's degree. Thesis essays discuss a chosen subject persuasively, seeking to convince readers that the writer's position is valid, verifiable, and most logically and/or aesthetically probable from among the other possible perspectives. . . . .

Jun
11

Literature Review

A literature review evaluates a given work of literature. In contrast to a book report, which exclusively discusses the content of the book, a literature review provides a brief summary of the content of the work of literature and then analyzes it in order to help others know whether or not it is worth reading. . . . .

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