Analytical Essay Three Planning Sheet by malj

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									                         Analytical Essay Planning Sheet: Creating a Thesis
Thesis Formula:
Subject + Active Verb + Predicate + Preposition + Support 1, + Support 2, + Support 3
       (claim)                                               (supporting argument)
Example:
National Broadcasting Studio (NBC) maximizes audience interest via the Internet by making their television
shows available online for free viewing, augmenting the content of popular shows online, and infiltrating social networks like
My Space for further publicity.

                                            Instead of saying                                              Write
Active Verbs:
                        “This work is a generalization of Smith’s earlier algorithm.” “This work generalizes Smith’s earlier algorithm.”
accelerate
accept                  “This approach is an improvement on Smith’s design.”         “This approach improves Smith’s design.”
accomplish
                           capitalize                    delineate                    err                          implement
account for
                           capture                       deliver                      establish                    implicate
accumulate
                           cause                         demonstrate                  estimate                     imply
achieve
                           center                        deny                         evaluate                     improve
acknowledge
                           challenge                     depict                       evaporate                    include
acquire
                           characterize                  deploy                       evidence                     incorporate
activate
                           choose                        deposit                      evince                       increase
adapt
                           claim                         derive                       evolve                       indicate
add
                           clarify                       describe                     exacerbate                   investigate
address
                           collect                       design                       examine                      involve
adjust
                           combine                       destroy                      except                       isolate
admit
                           compare                       detect                       exclude                      induce
affect
                           compete                       determine                    exemplify                    infer
agree
                           compile                       develop                      exhibit                      influence
aid
                           complete                      deviate                      expand                       initialize
align
                           complicate                    differ                       expect                       initiate
alleviate
                           compress                      differentiate                expel                        input
allow
                           compute                       diffuse                      experience                   inquire
alter
                           conceive                      disagree                     explain                      instigate
amplify
                           concentrate                   discard                      exploit                      integrate
analyze
                           conclude                      discover                     explore                      interact (with)
answer
                           concur                        discuss                      express                      interpret
anticipate
                           conduct                       dismiss                      extend                       intervene
appear
                           confine                       disprove                     extract                      introduce
apply
                           conjecture                    dissociate                   extrapolate                  invert
appreciate
                           connect                       dissolve                     fabricate                    justify
approach
                           consider                      distinguish                  facilitate                   limit
approximate
                           constitute                    distribute                   fail                         localize
argue
                           constrain                     diverge                      falsify                      locate
arise
                           construct                     dominate                     feature                      loosen
ascertain
                           continue                      draw on                      finalize                     lose
assert
                           contradict                    (experience)                 find                         maintain
assess
                           contrast                      drive                        fine tune                    make
associate
                           contribute                    duplicate                    finish                       manifest
assume
                           control                       edit                         fit                          manipulate
attain
                           converge                      effect (change)              flow                         maximize
attract
                           convey                        elaborate                    focus                        mean
attribute
                           convince                      eliminate                    follow                       measure
augment
                           coordinate                    emerge                       forecast                     meet (requirements)
avoid
                           correct                       emit                         form                         merge
become
                           correlate                     emphasize                    formulate                    minimize
begin
                           corroborate                   employ                       fracture                     model
behave
                           create                        enable                       fulfill                      modernize
believe
                           critique                      encapsulate                  hamper                       modify
benefit
                           crystallize                   encompass                    handle                       monitor
bound
                           decide                        end                          hypothesize                  necessitate
branch
                           declare                       engage                       identify                     need
break
                           decode                        engender                     ignore                       negate
bring (together)
                           decrease                      enhance                      illuminate                   note
broaden
                           deduce                        enlarge                      illustrate                   nullify
build
                           defend                        ensure                       imagine                      obscure
calculate
                           define                        entail                       immobilize                   observe
calibrate
                           deflect                       equip                        impair                       obtain
occur                 promise                remove                 signify                target
offer (an             promote                repair                 simplify               terminate
opportunity)          propose                repeat                 simulate               test
omit                  prove (only if true)   replace                situate                testify
open up               provide                replicate              solidify               theorize
(opportunities)       purify                 report                 solve                  transform
operate               qualify                represent              span                   translate
optimize              quantify               reproduce              specify                transmit
organize              question               require                stabilize              transport
outline               range                  research               start                  treat
overcome              reach                  resemble               state                  trigger
overstate             realize                resolve                stem from              underline
perceive              reciprocate            respond                stimulate              undermine
perform               recognize              result in              structure              underscore
permeate              recommend              retrieve               subject                understand
persist               reconstruct            reveal                 submit                 understate
pioneer               redefine               review                 substantiate           unify
place                 reduce                 revise                 succeed                update
play (a role)         refer                  sample                 suggest                use
plot                  reference              satisfy                summarize              utilize
point out             refine                 search                 support                validate
possess               reflect                seek (to               suppress               vary
precipitate           refute                 understand)            surmise                verify
predict               regard                 select                 survey                 view
prefer                regulate               send                   suspend                vindicate
prepare               reject                 separate               sustain                visualize
probe                 relate                 serve                  synthesize             withstand
proceed               release                shape                  tailor                 yield
produce               rely                   show                   taint
profit                remediate              signal                 take place

Preposition: Shows a relationship between two nouns or pronouns in a sentence. For this thesis, the
preposition will indicate the relationship between your supporting evidence and your claim.
Single-word           despite                through                inside of              Archaic or
aboard                down                   throughout             instead of             infrequently
about                 during                 till                   near to                used
above                 except                 times                  next to                anent
absent                failing                to                     out of                 anti (loan word)
across                following              toward                 outside of             behither
after                 for                    towards                owing to               betwixt
against               from                   under                  prior to               circa (loan word)
along                 in                     underneath             pursuant to            cum (loan word)
alongside             inside                 unlike                 regardless of          in lieu of (loan
amid                  into                   until                  subsequent to          word)
amidst                like                   up                                            mauger
among                 minus                  upon                   Three words            qua (loan word)
amongst               near                   via                    as far as              re (loan word)
around                next                   with                   as well as             sans (loan word)
as                    notwithstanding        within                 by means of            unto (largely
aslant                of                     without                in accordance          supplanted by to;
astride               off                    worth                  with                   used in some
at                    on                                            in addition to         formal, religious,
athwart               onto                   Multi-word             in case of             and/or archaic
atop                  opposite               according to           in front of            contexts)
barring               out                    ahead of               in lieu of             versus (loan
before                outside                along with             in place of            word)
behind                over                   as for                 in spite of            vis-à-vis (loan
below                 past                   as per                 on account of          word)
beneath               per                    as to                  on behalf of
beside                plus                   aside from             on top of              Not fully
besides               regarding              because of             with regard to         accepted
between               round                  close to                                      concerning
beyond                save                   due to                                        considering
but                   since                  except for                                    regarding
by                    than                   far from

								
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