Chapter 4: From Thesis to Essay

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Follow along with Video 4.1 as we evaluate the example three-storey thesis that we generated at the end of Chapter 3.


FIRST STOREY: Speaking to an audience of first year university students in Canada, Charles Justice in “The Ultimate Communications App” utilizes the contrast of “cooperation” and “conflict” (para. 11) in combination with the repetition of the word “common” (para. 12) in closing his argument.

SECOND STOREY: From this, Justice is arguing that while humans have become distanced into “occupying different places” (para. 11) through technological, agricultural and domestication evolution, it is the shared historical fact that humanity grew from the same original roots of collective language construction that unites every modern person to their human counterparts around the globe.

THIRD STOREY: Considering Justice definition of the common as “a level-playing field” (para. 6), Justice concludes with a call to arms extolling humans to grasp their ethical responsibility not only to each other but to “share” (para. 12) in the present concerns of a globalized population of humans in the entire “Earth’s biosphere” (para. 12).