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Thesis on Animal Rights

Request a short proposal of a research paper on "Animal Rights". Highlight the Controlling Idea Statement... Is it a thesis, an enthymeme, or hypothesis? Include all sources.

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First, to define terms, so we both are on the same page:

• "In modern times, the enthymeme has come to be regarded as an abbreviated syllogism--that is, an argumentative statement that contains a conclusion and one of the premises, the other premise being implied. A statement like this would be regarded as an enthymeme: 'He must be a socialist because he favors a graduated income-tax.' Here the conclusion (He is a socialist) has been deduced from an expressed premise (He favors a graduated income-tax) and an implied premise (either [a] Anyone who favors a graduated income-tax is a socialist or [b] A socialist is anyone who favors a graduated income-tax)."
(Edward P.J. Corbett and Robert J. Connors, Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student, 4th ed. Oxford Univ. Press, 1999)
From Web resource:

From Web resource:
After a brief introduction of your topic, you state your point of view on the topic directly and often in one sentence. This sentence is the thesis statement, and it serves as a summary of the argument you'll make in the rest of your paper.
A thesis statement:
• tells the reader how you will ...

Solution Summary

Web-based definitions of enthymeme, hypothesis and thesis statements, with a suggested research paper proposal and thesis statement for an eventual paper. URLs provided.