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Writing a Thesis Statement

- A Thesis is: -The statement of the author’s position on a topic or subject. -Clear, concise, and goes beyond fact or observation to become an idea that needs to be supported. -Often a statement of tension, where the author refutes or complicates an existing assumption or claim (counterargument). -Often answers WHY or HOW questions related to the topic at hand. A Thesis Statement is Not: - A statement of fact or observation (no matter how astute the observation). - A statement of personal conviction or opinion....   [tags: Writing a Thesis Statement 2014]

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Personal Narrative: My Graduate School Thesis

- There I was, poised with the first draft of my masters thesis, ready to jack it under the rear wheels of my car so that I could vent my anger and frustration. Never had I felt this kind of undiluted rage in dealing with a piece of writing. As far as I was concerned, the first draft was complete and therefore the entire piece was finished; however, my thesis advisor didn’t quite agree with me. A less deranged friend of mine talked me out of repeatedly backing over my thesis, and convinced me that it didn’t really matter if I did leave tire marks on it because I had multiple drafts on my disk....   [tags: Narrative Essay Writing English Thesis]

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Thesis : A Good Thesis Statement

- Question 1 “Thesis”: A good thesis statement is a clear, concise, and arguable answer to an interesting and significant question about your topic. The thesis should be generated from details about the text and should not be obvious to another reader. Question 2 “Weak to Strong”: I found that the strongest thesis statement was c because it was clear and did not make an observation that is too broad. The second strongest thesis is a because it is not an obvious observation but uses colloquial language....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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More Evidence Needed to Support George Ritzer's McDonaldization Thesis

- More Evidence Needed to Support George Ritzer's McDonaldization Thesis The McDonaldization Thesis presupposes some familiarity with Ritzer's earlier work, The McDonaldization of Society (1993), in which he defines McDonaldization as "the process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more sectors of American society as well as the rest of the world" (1). These principles include efficiency, predictability, calculability (or an emphasis on quantification), and control (especially via non-human technologies)....   [tags: George Ritzer McDonaldization Thesis]

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Gone Were the Days of the Thesis

- Before this class, my writing process was simple. I oft chose to completely bypass the process of prewriting and drafting. Instead, I delved into the writing assignment head first. Doing so rarely allowed me time to organize my ideas and truly come up with the best finished product I could possibly muster. However, this class has allowed me to explore new techniques which helped to further develop my skills as a writer. This was mainly due to the freedom allotted in finishing an essay versus the traditional high school writing process that seemed to be both suffocating and limiting....   [tags: writing process]

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Thesis Statement : Men And Women

- Thesis Statement: Men and women were in different social classes, women were expected to be in charge of running the household, the hardships of motherhood. The roles that men and women were expected to live up to would be called oppressive and offensive by today’s standards, but it was a very different world than the one we have become accustomed to in our time. Men and women were seen to live in separate social class from the men where women were considered not only physically weaker, but morally superior to men....   [tags: Family, Mother, Drug addiction, Daughter]

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A Time Change : Thesis Statement

- A Time to Change Thesis Statement: Even though in the south a gay black man would not be accepted by many, changing your point of view can happen at any age through acceptance and respect. Keeping an open mind to change how we think is a learning experience and one will grow as a person. 1. The foundations of our upbringing shape our interpretation of “normal” A. Maggie interprets a “normal” relationship as a man and a woman B. Maggie views a homosexual relationship as unholy 2. Altering how we think will equal growth A....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality, Gay]

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Thesis And Key Arguments For War

- THESIS AND KEY ARGUMENTS Success in war may seem inevitable for the side with the most military might, the higher amount of resources, and the larger industry to support war efforts; however, this is not necessarily true. Victory is most often awarded to those who are best able to organize and utilize war resources and to those who have the “willpower which provides the direction and the moral strength to continue.” In the case of the Civil War, while the North had a clear advantage in resources and manpower, triumph was not imminent....   [tags: Confederate States of America, American Civil War]

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Questions On Senior Thesis Rubric

- Senior Thesis Rubric -- ONLY Mrs. Duvall should use this page. Formatting Points are deducted when any of the following things are missing or done poorly: Margins Font Spacing Headings Miscellaneous MLA Issues /10 In-Text Citations Points are deducted when any of the following things are missing or done poorly: Format Cited as needed /10 Works Cited Page Points are deducted when any of the following things are missing or done poorly: Information and format Four or more sources All sources listed are used All sources in the text are listed /10 Content Areas (10 each) Points are deducted when any of the following content areas are missing or done poorly: Key Features and Details Causes Peop...   [tags: Poverty, United States]

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Thesis Statement : Homeschooled Students

- Thesis Statement: Homeschooled students often achieve higher academic success and are more active in their communities than traditionally schooled students, due to a personalized approach to learning that emphasizes individuality. I. Introduction A. “Is getting a good education important to you?” Most people when asked this question would answer, “Yes.” This is because it teaches us valuable life skills and prepares us to communicate and engage with others in the world. Education has taken on many forms over the years, and one of the more successful components of education has been homeschooling....   [tags: Homeschooling, Education, Alternative education]

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The Blаck Subculture-of-Violence Thesis

- The problem of crime hаs cаptured the аttention of Аmericаn society in а mаnner unlike few other issues. While the overаll numbers hаve dropped during the lаst few yeаrs, Аmericаns still remаin feаrful of the disintegrаting effects of this phenomenon on our collective sense of stаbility аnd sаfety. Nowhere аre these effects more vividly displаyed thаn in those urbаn communities inhаbited predominаntly by Аfricаn Аmericаns. " Blаck-on-blаck " crime (аs it hаs been lаbeled) remаins аn oppressive sociаl problem, while homicide hаs become the leаding cаuse of deаth аmong young blаck mаles in Аmericа....   [tags: Bothers аnd Sisters, Bebe Moore Cаmpbell ]

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Thesis Presentations

- On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Katherine Stang, Aresh Kabirnavaei, and Andrew Roller, all students in the Master’s of Forensic Science program gave thesis presentations to the Forensic Seminar Class. The following paragraphs will summarize each topic. Katherine Stang presented her thesis titled, Issues in Forensic Identification and the Use of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). Short Tandem Repeat (STR) technology is a forensic analysis that looks at specific regions or loci found on nuclear DNA....   [tags: Research Presentation]

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Thesis Statements And Arguments For Writing Experiences

- In previous english classes, most assignments consisted of a general summary of the text with little interpretation. Thesis statements and evidence were used mostly to prove that "I read the text" rather than to support any type of argument. However, my experience was much different this semester. Focusing on poetry, short stories, and drama, the essays assigned for this class required me to concentrate heavily on analysis and argumentation. Focusing on these elements allowed me to draft stronger theses supported by interpretation of evidence....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Essays, Sentence]

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Turner 's Thesis On The Field Of History

- In week three, our professor a question in regards to Turner’s thesis asked a question of me. The question that was posed to me was this, “which groups did he (Turner) exclude and why should they be included if we are to provide a balanced accounting”. After going back and reading the thesis again to make sure I had not miss anything, I still felt that Turner was very biased in his thinking. I gave my honest feedback on who I felt was left out of the thesis and was going to leave it at that, however I thought, before I submit let me see what other historians are saying about this thesis and Turner in the field of history....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Aristotle Thesis Defense

- Aristotle Thesis Defense Paper The topic I have chosen as the basis of my essay is that of how humans fit into the scale of nature according to Aristotle. To answer this question, we must first ask ourselves several other questions in order to better understand Aristotle’s thinking. First we must ask, “What is nature according to Aristotle?” then we must ask, “What is the scale of nature?” and finally, we answer the main question at hand and that is how humans fit into the scale of nature according to Aristotle....   [tags: nature, chain of being, spirit]

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Thesis Statement : American Sign Language

- THESIS STATEMENT (central idea + preview statement): American Sign Language didn’t begin until 1814 which is fairly new language compared to modern languages such as English, Spanish, and French. ASL started when deaf education was first introduced in America. In this speech, we will be discussing the following: where, when, and why did ASL started, the history of Martha’s Vineyard, evolution of ASL, recognition of ASL as a real language. ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN: Chronological Order INTRODUCTION ATTENTION STATEMENT: “For almost three centuries, due to an inbred recessive gene, the population of Martha 's Vineyard had an unusual proportion of profoundly deaf people....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Working Thesis : African American Families

- Working Thesis: In African American families, some fathers don’t understand the importance of being present and participating in their children’s lives. The intention of this essay is to show that an absent father can extensively affect their children mentally and physically. It will be debated that inattentive fathers should be willing to make a change for the lives of their children. Blow, Charles M. "Black Dads Are Doing Best of All." The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 June 2015. Web....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Fatherhood]

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My Philosophy Senior Thesis Seminar

- On the first day of my philosophy senior thesis seminar, my advisor posed the following question: what would you do if you woke up tomorrow and every other person had vanished. He answered his own question: he might kill himself. Dramatic as this claim might be, it introduced me to the real, concrete implications to the discipline of philosophy, and of ethics in particular. Ethical principles are more than abstract concepts; they affect the way people vote, the way people chose to spend money, and, ultimately, the ways they treat other people, especially those with less power....   [tags: Ethics, Sociology, Philosophy, Social movement]

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Commentary on Learning How to Formulate a Concise Thesis

- After exploring the online writing lab, my perspective on formulating a thesis statement has changed. Firstly, from personal experience, looking at the assignment title is usually very daunting and I start to list down the various aspects it could cover. I was ambitious in formulating a thesis that could possibly encompass every single aspect, without keeping in mind the length limitations of the paper. As a result, my thesis was very broad. My paper lacked focus and it seemed like with more points, I required more evidence to convince the reader of my stance....   [tags: Research, Writing, Theme]

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- Thesis The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the effectiveness of character education programs and how technology can be used to enhance student learning about character education. According to Laura and Malcolm Gauld (2002)" For families, educators, corporations, and communities, the biggest job we'll ever have is nothing less than a new paradigm for reconnecting education with core values." (p.1) The world of education is at a place where they are placing extreme importance on teaching our students values....   [tags: essays papers]

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Scruton 's Equivalency Thesis : Photography And Representation

- Scruton’s Equivalency Thesis In Photography and Representation, Scruton advances the view that photography cannot be described as a representational art form in the same sense as painting, and that the photograph is unworthy of aesthetic appreciation in and of itself. Indeed, Scruton suggests that it is not even possible to have an aesthetic interest in the photograph, as such interest is necessarily directed towards its subject. In this sense, photography is merely a facilitator of seeing. It is no more a representational art form than viewing a scene through a pair of spectacles, or observing an object through a magnifying glass....   [tags: Photography, Art, Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant]

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Imperialism in Things Fall Apart, Thesis by Chinua Achebe

- Cultural clashes result in unnecessary conflict. Several countries (European powers) including France, Great Britain, and Belgium imperialized Africa. They did this because of their demand for raw materials, need for markets, and their attempt to implement commerce, create civilization, and to bring in Christianity to be the primary religion. The clash between the Europeans and the Africans caused the Europeans to colonize Africa and to partition the continent, this partition plan is know as the Scramble for Africa....   [tags: Colonization, Africa, Europe]

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A Thesis On Defective Nationalism Caused The Confederate Failure

- The large volume also provides important historiographical survey. Beringer and the other authors develop a thesis that defective nationalism caused the Confederate failure, and criticize existing historical literature. Building on scholarly concepts of nationalism of Benedict Anderson, Terence Ranger, Edward Said, and Eric Hobsbwan, the authors suggest that the Confederacy failed due to its “fragile and insecure nationalism.” The authors suggest that religion substituted the superficiality of Confederate nationalism, providing morale and motivation for the ongoing conflict....   [tags: Confederate States of America]

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Thesis Introduction: The Batavian Revolt and the Sepoy Rebellion

- Chapter 1: Introduction The problem of internal revolt is inherent to all empires, as it is difficult to consistently maintain authority over a large and diverse population. Although empires have taken steps to prevent a loss of control from occurring, even the utmost vigilance has been either not enough, or has lapsed long enough for a revolt to occur. The resulting uprising might be minor, or it might be serious enough to threaten a crucial territory. How empires have dealt with a major internal revolt is instructive in several ways: it tests whether or not the empire's military is strong enough to deal with revolts, it tests the ability of the ruler or the ruling class to maintain their...   [tags: World History]

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Thesis About The Cherry Ochard And Peter Tromiov

- The Challenge of Finding the “Soul” Of Peter Trofimov Introduction I have been privileged to be given the part of Peter Trofimov as my thesis role in the Regent University production of The Cherry Orchard in October 2012, as directed by Scott Hayes. In this essay, I will talk about the challenges in doing this part, and how to handle them. I will explain why I believe the techniques of Michael Chekhov are the most appropriate to build the base of a Chekhov character. Before you can even begin a journey on attacking a Chekhov part you have to understand the time period of when it was written....   [tags: Theatre]

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Writing a Thesis Paper

- Writing a Thesis Paper A specific style of writing is necessary in order to write a thesis paper. A good thesis paper will use sound evidence presented in a convincing way to prove a thesis statement. After the thesis is introduced in the opening paragraph, the writer presents facts which are used to prove their thesis. These facts are contained within the body paragraphs. Finally, a conclusion is presented which restates the thesis and summarizes the steps that were taken by the writer in order to prove it....   [tags: Papers]

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Thesis on Death and Grieving

- Death is part of the circle of life and it's the end of your time on earth; the end of your time with your family and loved ones. Nobody wants to die, leaving their family and missing the good times your loved ones will have once you pass on. In the Mercury Reader, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross “On the Fear of Death” and Joan Didion “Afterlife” from The Year of Magical Thinking” both share common theses on death and grieving. Didion and Kübler-Ross both explain grieving and dealing with death. Steve Jobs commencement speech for Stanford’s graduation ceremony and through personal experience jumps further into death and how I feel about it....   [tags: John Didion, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross]

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Presentation of Thesis Statement

- Presentation of Thesis Statement For many years the SAT had been considered one of the most important tests that a student can take for the admission process. The SAT is thought to be one of the greatest measurements of academic success is high school and is considered one of the greatest predictors of academic success in college. In the recent years there have been people who have questioned the validity of the SAT, saying that it is an inaccurate measure of academic success and a poor predictor of academic success and does nothing except hinder the application and admission process for prospective students....   [tags: essays papers]

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Reasons to support thesis

- Reasons to support thesis First of all, we will consider the very word motivation. Motivation can be defined as an incentive. When we discuss students having the motivation to learn, we may consider them having the incentive to learn. Do students today have the incentive to learn. Many people claim that they do not and that the lack of motivation is increasingly becoming worse and worse in today’s society. The belief that society has unknowingly created for today’s students is that there is a separation between education that is taught in schools and that which is learned outside of schools....   [tags: essays papers]

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Frederick Jackson Turner’s Reliance on the Myth of an Unoccupied American Wilderness

- The Frontier Thesis has been very influential in people’s understanding of American values, government and culture until fairly recently. Frederick Jackson Turner outlines the frontier thesis in his essay “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. He argues that expansion of society at the frontier is what explains America’s individuality and ruggedness. Furthermore, he argues that the communitarian values experienced on the frontier carry over to America’s unique perspective on democracy....   [tags: The Frontier Thesis]

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The Fischer Thesis of the First World War

- The Fischer Thesis of the First World War How useful is the ‘Fischer Thesis’ in helping to explain the origins of the First World War. Fischer’s Thesis was thought to be controversial due to the much-accepted Lloyd George’s theory to why World War One happened. George’s theory was that power more or less took Germany into starting World War One. But with Fischer going against George’s theory it brought much controversy from older historians as they had accepted his theory. But Fischer did get backing by some historians into believing that his thesis was correct....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact Of The Historical Context Of J. Samuel Walker 's Thesis

- In 2005, some of the impacts of the historical context of J. Samuel Walker’s thesis that fueled a debate among the scholars about the real reason to why President Truman dropped the bomb are still in question today. However, the impact that may have influence, Walker was to understand the effect/impact of a nuclear bomb, because it is one of the most powerful weapons on the planet. Walker’s article shows the same values and ideas in most of the cases surrounding the topic of nuclear arms in 2005....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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What Is Poe 's Thesis? How Do You Know?

- 1. What is Poe’s thesis. How do you know. Edgar Allan Poe’s thesis in his piece of literature, The Philosophy of Composition, is, “Nothing is more clear than that every plot, worth the name, must be elaborated to its denouement before anything be attempted with the pen.” (1). This is the thesis, because it is at the beginning of the writing and throughout the rest of the piece Poe gives the step by step process of how and why he wrote The Raven, the way he did, like a big literature equation. Poe works out every step until he reaches the end of the poem, before he truly turns his poem into a poem....   [tags: Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Literature, Fiction]

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The Events Leading Up To and Following Martin Luther and His Ninety-Five Thesis

- What events led up to and followed Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Thesis. Its hard for most people to imagine it possible that one man, like Martin Luther, could affect the world so profoundly in such a short period of time. However, that is infact exactly what he did and in a period of only sixty-three years. Some of the most spectacular events in religious reform took place during Martin Luther's life. He forced the scholarly to stop and take a good, hard look at the practices of the church and he allowed the layman to do the same....   [tags: Religious History ]

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Thesis and Outline: How Free-Will and Inborn Neurological Hardwiring Influence Morality

- Thesis: I believe that individual free-will and the neurological hardwiring in which we are born with both significantly influence the development of our mature human morality due to a variety of factors including: the sequence of brain development in the human species particularly concerning emotion, the difference of how each person is raised and educated, which leads to disparities in our interpretations of right and wrong, our ability to evaluate or make complex decisions, and our conscious choice of behavior to ultimately determine consequences, and lastly, because morality cannot exist if based solely on human nature, but must also involve our own self-determination....   [tags: development, psychology]

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Durkheim’s Thesis on Social Solidarity in Different Types of Societies

- Durkheim’s thesis in regards to social solidarity, based upon his views, which explain individuals influenced by social facts. The social facts he outlined and referred to as a “thing” (Ritzer, p 185) are the languages spoken, buildings, and ethics. Durkheim viewed social facts being outside of the individual but yet powerful in shaping the individual. Social facts defined as material and nonmaterial. Material social facts visible such as buildings, while nonmaterial social facts difficult to see but as a society we know they exist....   [tags: sociology, solidarity]

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Thesis : Poverty Negatively Impacts Students During Their Educational Career

- Thesis: Poverty negatively impacts students during their educational career. Poverty hinders students and gives them an unequal opportunity. Different classes have different opportunities to educate themselves. The unequal opportunities of the upper class are better education earlier, healthy lifestyle, and affordability (The outliers). The opportunities the middle class healthily lifestyle and early education(The outliers). The opportunities diprived from the lower class are better education earlier, healthy lifestyle, and affordability (The outliers)....   [tags: Malnutrition, Poverty, Education, Nutrition]

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How I Learned With My Writing

- How my Essays Grew English 1113 allowed me to discover many strengths and weaknesses through my writing. After writing what felt like a million essays, I felt accomplished and proud of my writing. The first paper was a solid B, not terrible, but there was definitely room for improvement. My last essay, however, was a high A, a representation of my hard work and effort over the semester. Throughout the 18 weeks of taking English 1113, I wrote stronger formulated theses, composed more detailed outlines, and wrote essays with smoother transitions....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Thesis or dissertation]

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The Step by Step Process of Basic Essay Writing

- Writing is an important communication skill that is a necessary ability to be successful in today’s competitive job market. It can make the difference between getting a career and just getting a job. Even when applying for jobs that people consider ‘no brainers’, employers often ask applicants to write a paragraph or two explaining why they would make good employees for the company to which they are applying. On the application he was asked to state, in a paragraph, why he’d make a good team member for their store....   [tags: Thesis Development, Transitioning]

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The Process of Writing a Research Paper

- In science there is a question of why something happens the way it does and experiments are preformed in order to answer that question. In writing there is an idea sparked by a curiosity or inspiration that is displayed concisely in the boundaries of a paper. “ A refinement of everyday thinking “ is seen in each - a large, cumbersome message is explained more clearly through the practice of science and English respectively. In this course, I have found how being a writer is much like being a scientist....   [tags: thesis statement, peer evaluation]

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College Admission Essay for a Doctorate of Geophysics

- I am applying to Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Geophysics starting in Fall 2014 semester. I am interested in Reservoir Geophysics, particularly in Rock Physics, AVO and inversion of seismic data. I am excited by the prospect of conducting research and developing my technical competencies in Geophysics, and I believe I would make an excellent doctoral candidate. My exposure in Reservoir Geophysics started since I took the “Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Characterization” class being taught by Prof....   [tags: thesis, education, university]

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Evolutionary Programming Technique for Voltage Control

- INTRODUCTION 1.1 OVERVIEW The fast growth and development in power system has made the system becoming heavily stressed and more complex from day to days. This is happened due to the several reasons such increased of load in the transmission lines and also the difficulties in constructing new transmission system as well as inconvenience in building up new generating plant near the load centers. These incidents may lead to the power system problems such as voltage instability problem or voltage collapse and loss maximization....   [tags: Thesis, Electricity, Engineering]

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Sieyès’ Problem Of Foundational Definitions

- The arguments for Sieyès thesis of law legitimately concerning only what all citizens have in common, and the law not targeting particular individuals rely on one foundational definition. This is ability to discern who is part of the nation and who is not. After showing that his arguments supporting his thesis rely upon the ability to say who the nation is, I will then critique his definition by arguing it does not encapsulate the nation fully, and is therefore ineffective as a definition. To achieve this I will argue that his conception of the nation is unsuccessful on two accounts: it leaves people out from representation, and that it cannot stand independently due to its circular logic....   [tags: thesis of law, common, citizens]

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A Scale Emotional Stability Eric

- Case Study 1 1.On a scale emotional stability Eric would be placed much closer to Neurotic than emotionally stable. Eric is a very insecure person. When it came down to him getting a job interacting with people, he would look at himself as a person and believe that he would get rejected if interviewed. However, the double to this point is that he has full confidence in landing a job based on his master’s thesis or dissertation. Eric further proves himself to be insecure by believing that no woman would find him attractive or be interested in pursuing a relationship with him....   [tags: Thesis or dissertation, Doctor of Philosophy]

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Argument in an Essay

- Argument can be defined as claim or thesis statement. The aim of an argument is to convince audience. It is essential to make sound argument so that audience could engage in and align with the author’s view. Therefore, one of the key elements could be identified as the awareness of audience. Another key element is evidence. In order to persuade audience, argument should be consolidated through evidence and authority. The credibility of author and argument could be enhanced by means of using evidence and referring to authorities....   [tags: Education, College, Thesis]

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Planning a Research Paper

- Planning a Research Paper The questions below will help you plan your research paper. You may have already answered some of them in your Student Guide, so refer to your Student Guide, if you wish. Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit. (15 points) Score 1. Write the thesis statement of your research paper. Be sure to write it in one or two complete sentences. Answer: Slavery first took place in North America, 1619 at a British colony of Jamestown Virginia....   [tags: thesis statement, student guide]

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What´s Academic Writing?

- Academic writing is a critical part of your success as a college student, many professors require the kind of components that are included within academic writing. A rhetorical situation can be the sole factor that determines the key components within any piece of writing. It is also a way to show differences in pieces in academic writing, A rhetorical situation requires many elements this includes a properly composed thesis, ample research sources, carefully crafted citations and thorough checks for plagiarism through application, summarization and paraphrasing....   [tags: thesis statement, college career]

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Reflective Essay : Writing A Timed

- Reflective Academic Paper Writing a timed essay can be nerve racking, time consuming, and accompanied by many trial and errors such as an art project. First step is quickly generating an idea which can be the biggest challenge of all. Then you have to decide on what evidence to incorporate and its correct placement. You begin to throw colors and shapes together, or in this case details and evidence, in hopes that it will transform into a pleasing design. Being challenged to create an artwork, whether it be an essay of painting, in sixty minutes becomes extra pressure....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Time, Thesis or dissertation]

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Reanalyze the Relationship of the West and Islamic Civilization Future

- ... The basic idea of democracy is government which is ruled by the people. Yet, the implementation of democracy is different in each country; it depends on historical and cultural factors in the country. Pakistan, Egypt and Indonesia are Muslim dominated countries that prove their ability to maintain democratic system sustainably. Based on this fact, it is my hypothesis that Islam country fit with democratic system as long their Islamic values still be respected by the West. In the future, the intensive conflict between the West and Islamic countries is avoidable if both parties maintain relationship with a deep mutual understanding....   [tags: Samuel P. Huntington thesis analysis]

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Analysis of The thesis of The Age of Great Dreams by David Farber and American Pastoral by Philip Roth

- Part I: The 1960’s was a radical decade filled with political tensions, social strife, and overall cultural intrigue. The beginning of the decade allowed for the transition from President Eisenhower to President Kennedy, the youngest President to take office, and the first Roman Catholic. The move represented a shift from a Republican to Democratic administration in the Oval Office. Kennedy became a symbol for the young vibrancy of the American populous, as he was quickly accepted by the grand majority....   [tags: 1960s, Decade, Events]

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The Truth of Democracy: Why Epistemic Proceduralism May Not Be A Cure-All

- INTRODUCTION In his book, Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework, author David Estlund proposes a method of democratic decision making that he calls “epistemic proceduralism.” In preparing to write this critique, I attempted to gain at least a brief but clear understanding of Estlund’s entire framework. Whilst for time and space reasons, I could not delve into all of the available materials, I did happily find that much of this book, including the chapter I will reference primarily in this paper, is very in-depth and well thought-out by Estlund....   [tags: Estlund's thesis, flaws in his theory]

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Analysis of A People´s History of the United States

- ... The Europeans also had better technology and were stronger than them, so African slaves ended up being the best option. 3. Slavery had existed in Africa, but it was different than in Europe and the Americas. The slaves of Africa were more like the serfs of Europe. They were still servants but they had rights that the slaves in America did not have. In the Ashanti Kingdom a slave might marry, own property, own a slave himself, swear an oath, be a competent witness and become an heir to his master eventually....   [tags: viewpoint, decisions, perpectives, thesis, racism]

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A Review of The Thesis Entitled The Role of Bahasa Indonesia in The English As A Foreign Language Classrooms (A Descriptive Study at LB LIA Buah Batu

- Reviewing the thesis entitled The Role of Bahasa Indonesia in The English As A Foreign Language Classrooms (A Descriptive Study at LB LIA Buah Batu Bandung) presents an insightful opportunity to comprehend the interaction between Bahasa Indonesia (L1) and English (L2) in teaching and learning processes. The review is focused on two chapters, mainly chapter 1 (the introduction) and chapter 3 (research methodology), as the two chapters encapsulate the crucial blueprint of the research. By means of the two chapters’ analysis, the rigor of the study is sought through the agreement of both chapters....   [tags: Indonesian Education, Learning Techniques]

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Reflective Essay : My Experience

- As this term comes to a close, I cannot believe who much I have gained in this course. A vast amount of valuable information has been uncovered in the course and to my surprise more than I taught I would gather. This course in my opinion is one of the foundational blocks that will enhance my overall learning and writing abilities as I move forward to earning my degree. Overall, this course has been a great refresher in improving my writing skills. In this essay I will provide a reflective overview, an assessment of my experience in the writing process....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Rhetoric, Thesis or dissertation]

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Alfred Jules Ayer's "Language, Truth and Logic," the Major Thesis on Logical Positivism of its Time

- In 1936 Alfred Jules Ayer published a book named, Language, Truth, and Logic. At the time of its publication, it was understood to be the major thesis of Logical Positivism (Macdonald). In order to understand the Verification Principle, one must first become somewhat familiar with Logical Positivism. Logical Positivism is a school of philosophic thought that combines empiricism, the idea that observational evidence is indispensable for knowledge of the world, with a version of rationalism incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions in epistemology, the study of knowledge (Log Pos)....   [tags: Alfred Jules Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Logi]

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Thesis Statement : Readers, A Sense Of Personal Growth When Thinking Critically About Stories

- Thesis Statement: Readers achieve a sense of personal growth when thinking critically about stories. Point 1: Writing down why-questions to answer helps someone think about a story as a whole. In order to figure out what is puzzling in the story, one must reread sections in order to find parts that do not make sense. When reading the three stories from Madagascar, readers could come up with a why-based question to help interpret the stories. In the second story, the readers wonder, “Why did God call the zebus, rather than some other animal?” God called the zebus because they are special, and no one on earth is allowed to kill them....   [tags: Meaning of life, The Reader, Question, Reader]

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Gerald Graff's Hidden Intellectualism

- College has always been a process that introduces students to academic challenges that are not present during high school. So when my professor assigned Gerald Graff's essay, "Hidden Intellectualism", I thought this was his thesis. “Missing the opportunity to tap into such street smarts and channel them into good academic work." (Graff 142) I thought that this was his thesis because it explains the main idea of the essay but I assumed its purpose because of where it’s placed. I am so used to reading an essay in high school where the thesis is located right in the first paragraph....   [tags: thinking towards college thesis writing]

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Semester Reflection on Writing

- Semester Reflection In the first essay that I have written this semester, I learned quite a few largely-important points about writing. Before this class, I knew very little about any writing method. The first essay taught me the incredible importance of a thesis. Without a thesis, a paper cannot accomplish anything; it becomes nothing more than rambling nonsense. Another important thing that the first essay taught me was comma placement. I have always struggled with comma placement. This essay helped me to understand it a lot more than I previously did....   [tags: method, thesis, comma, essay, placement]

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The Core Function of Police in Reference to Wilson and Keeling's Broken Windows Thesis

- The Core Function of Police in Reference to Wilson and Keeling's Broken Windows Thesis In considering whether the core function of the Police should be to maintain order, there are a number of issues, both historic and current, which need to be taken into consideration. For example, the maintenance of what constitutes “order” can be interpreted differently by different communities i.e. urban and rural. The expectations of police performance and in how they deploy their resources to meet conflicting demands need to satisfy both nationally set targets and meet locally driven priorities....   [tags: Papers]

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Thesis Paper

- “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” (Stephen King). A story is usually told with some sort of purpose, either to teach a moral or for just entertainment. To make a story more interesting and to make the listener believe the story they use fiction. Fiction is used in stories a lot usually to prove a point and help the listener. Sometimes they have to use fiction to make the story different and unique so people don’t find it boring. In war this happens because the men are trying to keep entertained and stories are a good way to do so....   [tags: Literature Review ]

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Poetry and Private Language

- This paper discusses three thesis in relation to poetry: (1) the Inadequacy Thesis: language is inadequate to capture, portray, do justice to, the quality and intensity of the inner life; (2) the Empathy Thesis: descriptions of certain kinds of experiences can only be (adequately) understood by a person who has had similar experiences; (3) the Poetic Thesis, which has two parts: (a) only through poetry can we hope to overcome the problem of the Inadequacy Thesis and (b) the difficulty of (some) poetry is at least partly explained by the Empathy Thesis....   [tags: Wittgensteinian Poetic Thesis Papers]

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Postman’s thesis on the ‘disappearance’ of childhood.

- There is no single set of beliefs about children; childhood is a social and cultural construct. Social constructionism is concerned with ideas about children, not facts about them. Indeed, many social constructionists would deny the existence of any universal facts about children (Woodhead and Montgomery 2003:46). Ideas about children change because they are dependent on their social, cultural and historical context. The ideas held concerning children have consequences, they affect the way children are treated and thought about (James and James 2008:122)....   [tags: Critical Evaluation, Postman]

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Martin Luther: The Leader of the Protestant Reformation

- ... His teachings created an entire branch of Christianity called Protestantism. This branch is a big umbrella which has all the modern-day denominations. Luther also inspired some other reformers who took his word and spread it or simply took their own spin on it. Some of whom took to the sword and others who didn't. Two in particular are Zwingli and Calvin. Zwingli felt that the sword was by far the best way to spread the ideas and teachings of Luther and promoted the wars in Switzerland. While Calvin on the other hand took to the streets and spread the ideas through what is now considered grassroots lobbying....   [tags: thesis, salvation, church, punishment]

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The Raven Thesis

- The first Human Cloned Embryo Article written by: Jose B. Cibelli, Robert P. Lanza and Michael D West, with Carol Ezzell (summary) Parthenogenesis is a process of generating human embryos from only eggs put therapeutic cloning within reach On October 13, 2001 the scientist of Advance Cell Technology come to see that their laboratory cells were dividing, the first human embryos were cloning. The scientists were hoping for the cells to divide into 100 or so cells called blastocysts. They wanted to take these blastocysts and have them grow to replace nerve, muscle and other tissues....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Does the Current Conflict Between the West and Islam Confirm or Contradict Huntington's Clash of Civilization Thesis?

- Samuel Huntington's thesis on "The clash of civilisations" of 1993 provoked a plethora of varied responses. A Professor at Harvard University, Huntington wrote in order to voice his predictions and warn the world of an upcoming clash of cultures, most notably between the West and Islam. The recent reaction in the Middle East to America's self-styled 'war on terrorism' provides a timely case study for this debate. While an affinity will often exist between countries with similar cultural characteristics, great differences within 'civilisations' and the existence of national interests make unity unlikely....   [tags: Clash of Civilisations]

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Thesis on a Tale of Two Cities

- Charles Dickens’s voice varies from being sympathetic with the revolutionaries, to a feeling of discord with their method of revolting. A Tale of Two Cities revolves around the French revolution and the tension in England. Dickens gives the tale of a family caught in the conflict between the French aristocracy and radicals. In the course of the book, the family handles extreme difficulty and obscurity. Dickens’s neutrality, though sometimes wavering from side to side, is apparent throughout each book in the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lack Of Knowledge Thesis Examination

- Lack of Knowledge “Knowledge is power.” This is a famous phrase that has a lot of truth to it. What if the knowledge is incomplete. Is it still powerful or just a burden. Frankenstein and his creature are a prime example of the burden brought on one’s life through incomplete knowledge. Frankenstein has a great grasp of knowledge of the physical world but lacks that grasp of knowledge of the emotional world. He creates a creature with the mind of a human but with a body that is severely disformed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Explination Of Butlers Thesis

- Bret Hribar Q1: Butler’s theory of desire separates all desires into two groups, the desire for “self-love” and the desire for “particular affection”, which are all other desires like hunger, sleep, or sex. “Self-love” is a person general desire for happiness, this, as Butler states is an internal desire, a desire for our own enjoyment and satisfaction. Butler separates this desire from the desire for “particular affections” because these are all external desires, the desire for objects around us that fulfill those desires....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mark Twain Thesis

- Mark Twain To look at that person on the honor role, who's the best athlete, has the newest car, and gets all the ladies. Or the person in art class who continually produces the best art work and ruins the grade curve for the rest of us. Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Throughout his life Mark Twain continued to produce masterpiece writing leaving no good example un-battered. A man who gets his dream job, and is despised by the whole town of just dreamers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Malcolm X Thesis Paper

- The history of the United States has in it much separation or segregation due to race. For a long time our country has seen racism as a large problem and this has caused ethnic groups to be looked down upon and forced into a lifestyle of difficulties and suppression. Due to this, races, particularly African-Americans, have been forced to deal with unequal opportunity and poverty, leading to less honorable ways of getting by and also organizations that support change. Malcolm X is one strong example of an African American man who became apart of a group acted against it, uniting people to promote the advancement of colored people and change....   [tags: US American History Civil Rights]

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The Validity of Samuel P. Huntington’s Thesis in “The Clash of Civilizations”

- The aim of Samuel P. Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations” was to provide an academic framework to understand almost all of the conflicts that had broken out since the end of the twentieth century, to include predicting the appearance of future conflicts. According to Huntington, there will be a clash of civilizations since the world has been in an unreasonable era since the end of the Cold War and the position of the nation-state has not been of any significance. Far more than the political objectives of territorial take-overs, it is the religious element of culture that has become the main cause of conflict....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Author’s Thesis in “Race Against Time” by Stephen Lewis

- The eight Millennium Development Goals proposed by the UN during the Millennium General Assembly of 2000 will not be reached in Africa by 2015 if international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund continue to impose unethical and punishing economic policies through the Structural Adjustment Program (SAPs) on the poor and undeveloped countries of Africa and if the wealthy old core countries continue to break promises and hesitate to donate enough financial aid to Africa to help it recover from the destructive effects of the SAPs and the AIDS pandemic, and to also ensure gender equality and rights of women in Africa....   [tags: Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis, ]

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Thesis Draft Proposal: Study of Residential Price in Hong Kong

- The proposed title would be ‘study of residential price in Hong Kong’ 2. Brief introduction/background of studies Housing is one of the hottest issues in the world. This is because housing is the fundamental necessity of every citizen in any country; housing would also probably be one of the most arguable topics across different centuries. This is because it always involves different kinds of interest in the society. Hong Kong, a tiny place in China, encounters housing problems without exceptions....   [tags: Housing, Land]

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Use of Insect Images Thesis in The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury

- Technology is becoming increasingly popular; we are forced to confront it everyday. Ray Bradbury has noticed this trend of people becoming more and more dependent on technology; after all we use the television, computers, and even automobiles everyday. In the pedestrian Ray Bradbury has used insect images in The Pedestrian that suggests that with the increasing number of people using technology it will trap and destroy us. Bradbury writes "During the day it was a thunderous surge of cars, the gas stations open, a great insect rustling and a ceaseless jockeying for position as the scarab-beetles, a faint incense puttering from their exhausts, skimmed homeward to the far directions." In th...   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian]

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Argument of the Hume's Response to the Missing Shade of Blue

- In this essay, I will argue that Hume’s response to the “missing shade of blue” example is satisfactory. Firstly, I shall explain Hume’s account of the relationship between impressions and ideas and the copy principle. I shall then examine the “missing shade of blue” and its relation to this account. I shall then explore Hume’s response to his own counter-example and evaluate his position by considering possible objections and responses to his view. I shall then show why Hume’s response to the “missing shade of blue” example is satisfactory....   [tags: atomism, non-genetic thesis,copy principle]

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Religion Is A Form Of Religion

- When this class started you asked us to define religion in our own words, write it in our notebook and pass them to the person to the left of us for them to read it to the class if called on. Everyone had scattered responses of what religion is. Some of the answers was that religion is groups of people that worship God in different ways or worship other gods differently with the traditions they follow, that religion is a belief in a higher power. What I wrote down was that religion is a form of believes on how one thinks the earth and humans came into existence....   [tags: Religion, God, Conflict thesis, God is dead]

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Writing Essays : My Theses, And Framing Quotes

- Writing essays was never my forte, it just never came easy to me like it would to others. Since other subjects came easy to me and I had to focus more than others on writing, I had a negative attitude toward the process as a whole. During this summer semester, I was able to grow as a writer, and gain a more positive attitude toward how I write and a better feel for writing in college. Writing a paper is a process in which there are many different stages. In high school I would never write outlines or any sort of pre planning work....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Maya Angelou]

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Kant's Theses: Unknowability and Non-Spatiotemporality

- Kant's Theses: Unknowability and Non-Spatiotemporality In the present paper is analyzed the relationship between Kant's theses concerning unknowability and non-spatiotemporality of things in themselves. First of all, it is argued that even by taking for granted that the Unknowability Thesis does not contradict the Non-Spatiotemporality Thesis, because the former can be thought as a consequence of the latter, this is not enough to avoid another problem, namely, that the Non-Spatiotemporality Thesis is not sufficient to abolish the possibility of thinking consistently of space and time as empirical or material....   [tags: Kant Argumentative Argument Papers]

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Achilles, Son Of King Peleus And Thetis

- Achilles Shane Martorell History of Western Civilization Professor Glenn Palmer 07 April 2016 Achilles, son of King Peleus and Thetis, was born a mere mortal. However, Thetis had other plans for young Achilles. She desired to have a son of immortality. Her obsession of this drove her to plunge Achilles into the river Styx. By legend, the river Styx had mystical powers of bringing characteristics of immortality. The only part of Achilles’ body that had never touched the waters, was his heel in which his mother held him....   [tags: Achilles, Trojan War, Iliad, Greek mythology]

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Achilles, Son Of Peleus, King Of The Myrmidons, And Thetis

- Achilles, son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and Thetis, the Nereid, is famous for being the bravest, strongest, and most handsome of the warriors in the Trojan War. As leader of the Myrmidons, sacker of cities, and slayer of Hektor, the main hero in Homer’s Iliad wasn’t always the godlike figure known for his infamous vulnerability. As a child, his mother, in an attempt to destroy his mortality, dipped him in the River Styx, or in some accounts, over a divine flame. Unfortunately, despite her efforts, Achilles’ heel was left mortal....   [tags: Greek mythology, Aphrodite, Zeus, Trojan War]

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