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I don't know if this is in the wrong section(I'm a noob) but will someone tell me what a Thesis is?What is an Essay as well?


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cooldudemanus said:
I don't know if this is in the wrong section(I'm a noob) but will someone tell me what a Thesis is?What is an Essay as well?

Here's what the dictionary says about it...

thesis |???sis| noun ( pl. -ses |-s?z|) 1 a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved : his central thesis is that psychological life is not part of the material world. • (in Hegelian philosophy) a proposition forming the first stage in the process of dialectical reasoning. Compare with antithesis , synthesis . 2 a long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written by a candidate for a college degree : a doctoral thesis. 3 Prosody an unstressed syllable or part of a metrical foot in Greek or Latin verse. Often contrasted with arsis . ORIGIN late Middle English (sense 3) : via late Latin from Greek, literally ‘placing, a proposition,’ from the root of tithenai ‘to place.’

essay noun |?es?| 1 a short piece of writing on a particular subject. 2 formal an attempt or effort : a misjudged essay. • a trial design of a postage stamp yet to be accepted. verb |e?s?| [ trans. ] formal attempt or try : essay a smile. ORIGIN late 15th cent.(as a verb in the sense [test the quality of] ): alteration of assay , by association with Old French essayer, based on late Latin exagium ‘weighing,’ from the base of exigere ‘ascertain, weigh’ ; the noun (late 16th cent.) is from Old French essai ‘trial.’

My take: an essay is a short piece of work that simply deals with a particular subject, whereas a thesis is more than just writing about something, it's analyzing it and perhaps suggesting ways to repair or improve any problems with the subject of the thesis.


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cooldude... if you google, you can find out anything you need to know a lot faster than asking here...


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i know that, lj... and i wasn't saying to google ONLY and to not ask ANYthing here...

but, in this case, to find out what a thesis and an essay is, googling or looking them up in a dictionary would be 'faster'...

notice i did not say 'better'...

Ilan Bouchard

I notice no one made the obvious joke about the subject line's spelling...
I sure won't be the first, this time.