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Parts of a Paper: Thesis, Abstract, and Executive Summary

What is the thesis, abstract and executive summary? How are they different and would they all be included in one paper?

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The answer to these questions will depend on the type of paper you are writing.

For a literary analysis, the thesis of a paper is a sentence or two that succinctly states your hypothesis regarding a literary work or body of work. Often the thesis statement answers a HOW or WHY question.

HOW

How did the author ____________
inspire rage in us as readers? Make me believe her?

How did the character ____________
get away with murder? reveal her true colors in a particular scene?

Through____A.______ the author/the character/text suggests/shows___B.____
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Solution Summary

This brief solution explains what a thesis is. It also briefly explains what an abstract and executive summary are and how they differ with examples.

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