Jun
26
2013

thesis

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

thi sihs

noun
definition 1:  a statement or proposition put forward and supported by proof or argument.
example:  It’s an interesting thesis, but you haven’t provided enough evidence to convince me of its validity.
example:  Martin Luther put forward the thesis that one can achieve one’s own salvation without the intermediary of a priest. 

definition 2:  an essay or dissertation, esp. one based on research or critical study, submitted as a requirement for an advanced academic degree.
example:  She’s doing research for her Ph.D. thesis in political science. 

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun “thesis” (definition 1)

VERB + thesis:    advance ~ , put forward ~ , expound ~ ,  formulate ~ ,  support ~ ,  reject ~ ,  refute ~ ,  contradict ~ ,  defend ~ , examine ~ , elaborate ~ ,  elaborate on ~

Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun “thesis” (definition 2)

VERB + thesis:    defend ~ ,  write ~ ,  submit ~ ,  revise ~ , prepare ~ , complete ~ ,  sponsor ~ ,  supervise ~ , examine ~ , approve ~

 

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