- Term Project Part 1: Thesis Statement
Submit a thesis statement for your term project.
A thesis statement focuses your ideas into one or two sentences. It should present the topic of your project and also make a comment about your position in relation to the topic. Your thesis statement should tell your reader what the paper is about and also help guide your writing and keep your argument focused.
A good thesis statement:
- Is usually one sentence
- Is a statement, not a question
- Identifies the subject of the paper
- Takes a stand, rather than simply announcing a subject
Obtain permission to choose a topic of your own OR choose a topic for your term project from the list:
- Compare and contrast extrinsic and intrinsic heart controls.
- What characteristics of hemoglobin make it ideal for oxygen transport?
- Compare and contrast cellular and humoral immunity?
- Why is the secondary immune response so much more effective than the primary immune response?
- Why has influenza been a number one priority of the WHO?
- Assume you are an epidemiologist living in Arizona. You notice that many of your associates in your small town are exhibiting symptoms of hantavirus. Describe the steps that you would take to first determine if there is in fact an epidemic in the making in your town, and second, help control the spread of the virus.
- How does the structure of the alveolar sac relate directly to its function?
- Why are the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder called accessory organs of the digestive system?
- How does the maintenance of a high blood level of estrogen and progesterone by birth control pills prevent pregnancy?
- What are the similarities and differences in the functioning of FSH (secreted by the anterior pituitary) in males and females?
- What are the milestones of the embryonic period of development?
- What cardiovascular and respiratory changes must occur at birth for a baby to survive the transition?
Key Concepts: Citing Sources | Citing Images | Reference Lists
Activity: You can use either APA or MLA guidelines. Investigate the websites, p ick one style and be consistent!There are certain basic things you need to cite just about any source, using just about any format:
- The AUTHOR (or creator) of the work. This may be one person, many people, or a group or organization.
- The TITLE OF THE WORK itself. For example, the article title, the book title, the chapter title, etc.
- The JOURNAL or the PUBLISHER. For an article, you include the name of the specific magazine or journal. For a book, the publishing house. For a website, the url, and date visited.
- The PUBLICATION DATE.
There are also certain things that must be included for specific types of works. For example, for an article or a book chapter, you would provide page numbers. For a website, you would provide the URL.The moment when you are most likely to have easy access to all of this information?
- When you find it in the first place.
- Know then what you need to take note of in order to cite it effectively later.
- Research and Citation Resources
MLA and APA (The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.)