Practice with the Thesis
following are theses written by students. Evaluate them according
to principles of a good thesis, and then check your answers.
(Don't just immediately check your answers.)
1. Abuse and violence have taken their toll on
Egyptian women, and now they are demanding their rights, and
expect the government to interfere in private matters to prevent
2. Although the Cairo Air Improvement Project
is contributing many efforts in Cairo to decrease the pollution
rate in Cairo, there are some points in the projects that may
not be feasible to apply in Egypt, like using lead free gasoline,
using alternative resources, and raising the awareness of citizens.
3. A country run by a president who thinks that
he is a key factor in the peace process in the Middle East and
Palestine should rethink himself over and see with his administration
what exactly are they doing wrong.
4. Once a society is educated enough about the
world around them they will become aware of the changes that
must be made in order for a society to prosper.
5. People talk to each other on the Internet for
weeks and feel that they know each other well enough to give
away personal information; therefore, users of online dating
websites are negatively affected.
6. Torture inflicted upon citizens in Egypt is
inhumane and against any convention or agreement Egypt has ever
signed dealing with human rights, and the officers and government
should b dealt with and controlled for their illegal actions
and the country should return to their base laws, and not emergency
laws, for as we all know, the country is in no emergency state.
7. Therefore, while Internet dating may be defended
as a practice which involves both freedom of choice and freedom
of speech, the fact is that it is a deadly form of interaction
which has to be regulated by governments insofar as it enables
people to misrepresent their identity and trick young girls
into face to face meetings which may lead to their kidnapping,
sexual exploitation and, possibly, murder.
8. In light of recent discoveries of oil and natural
gas fields and bearing in mind the risks involved with building
nuclear reactors, Egypt should continue to rely on fossil fuels
and hydroelectric energy until nuclear energy becomes of urgent
9. Although reading material should be closely
monitored to ensure its appropriateness according to different
age levels, this does not justify the complete banning, and
in some cases, burning of some of the world's most beautiful
works of literature.
10. Although some people may consider McDonalds
as harming our society because it causes obesity and Americanization
but in truths its helping us by reducing the unemployment which
was a major concern to Egypt in the last 20 years, also it is
giving donations to help our children and the last factor that
life is faster when eating at McDonalds.
11. It is obvious that trying to make a generalization
about a huge number of people, stretching all over three countries
and thus having different cultural and economical backgrounds
is an impossible thing to do.
12. Although, tourism development is looked at
as being developmental for the Siwan economy, the hidden Siwan
treasure lies in preserving the traditional remote Siwa and
emphasizing its beauty. This can be done by making Siwan culture
with all its uniqueness and anti-modernized life accessible
to tourists who seek to find this rare place in our world today.
13. We have to face the fact that prostitution
is inevitable, and since it's going to happen anyway we should
at least encourage decriminalization so that we can put regulations
on it. Although prostitution is extremely degrading for women,
decriminalizing it will prove to be extremely beneficial for
14. No matter how ethical or humane it is to ban
smoking, it is beyond the bound of possibility that it would
actually manipulate the Egyptian culture as it is an addiction
and habit with dangerous consequences brought about by male
domination/ tradition and lack of education.
15. Finally, the solutions he offers are those
of an outsider, who, again, generalizes the Arab or Islamic
world. Thus, I believe that in his book, What Went Wrong, Bernard
Lewis fails to analyze the situation of the Arab World in depth.
16. There are people who are somehow entitled
to our money, such as family members or close friends, but strangers
are not. We can help them out of charity, but we are not obliged
to do so.
17. Agreeing with Kohn's article, though he is
not a professor and had never been into educating systems, is
logical since he presents enough evidence. He approaches the
issue from different perspectives.
18. I respect Peter Singer for his good intentions
and his effort to try and help those in need, but I find his
theory to be flawed in that it does not consider the economic
consequences and impractical in that it cannot be applied to
real life situation.
19. They should be pleased that students' grades
are getting better rather than criticizing the new generation
and trying to create faults that aren't even apparent. It is
clear that the older generation can't seem to be satisfied with
any results; a problem is made from nothing.
20. Will Egypt be able to save what's left of
her environment and natural beauties? Can environment and development
comfortably co-exist? Absolutely, says the minister of the Environment
Nadia Makram Obeid and Alaa Ezz, chief advisor to the chair
of the Egyptian Federation of Industries. "If the developments
are zoned properly."