The suggestion that it may have been discovered many centuries earlier has been made by Dr. John W. Weihaupt, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. His analysis appears as the lead article in the Aug. 28 issue of Eos, the Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union.
His analysis of the Piri Re'is map was published in 1966 under the title ''Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings - Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age.'' He also cited several other early maps upon which Dr. Weihaupt now bases his argument.
“It's a moronic statement,” said Hillary Rodham's thesis adviser, Alan Schechter, now an emeritus professor at Wellesley, as well as a friend and campaign contributor to Sen. Clinton.
Choose a print ad from the web (Google print ads) and analyze some or all of the following: its structure, its content, its explicit and/or implicit meaning, its manipulation of meaning (innuendos created through the placement or composition of objects or people), its audience (what type of magazine), and its use of persuasive techniques (ethos, pathos, logos). You may also use Fowler’s list of desires to discuss what “desire” or “state of mind” the advertisement is selling.
Create a Thesis Statement: just as your textbook, Exploring Perspectives, suggests, analysis begins with an assertion. You are going to make a claim about the ad you chose, a claim that reveals how you think the ad is manipulating or persuading the reader to purchase a product, adopt a belief, or take a certain action.
Analyze the Ad: or as your textbook says, explain . . . explain how the ad is working, how its visual content is working to persuade the audience. Some questions you might answer:
The senior thesis of Hillary D. Rodham, Wellesley College class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read, because for the eight years of Bill Clinton’s presidency it was locked away.
Significance: as your textbook suggests, you not only need to point out the workings of the ad, but you must also indicate the significance of what you have analyzed. If a Carl’s Jr. ad is using sexy female models to sell hamburgers we could suggest that there is an implicit connection being made between hamburger meat and the female body, a connection that equates women’s bodies to being meat for the sexual consumption of men.
If you are quite comfortable with analytical writing, you may weave together the description of the ad and the analysis of the ad. If, however, you are new to analysis or are uncomfortable writing, then you may want to describe the ad in its entirety and then analyze it in separate paragraphs
Thesis Statement Professional Builder walks you through the process of developing a thesis that fully explains the intent of your paper to the reader. By answering a series of questions, the application can help develop a starting point for your thesis statement.
Fiscal Incentives Do Not Appear to Have Major Influence on Land Use Decisions. Given these fiscal incentives, cities and counties that receive lower shares of property taxes or that derive more of their revenues from sales taxes would be expected to prioritize developments that generate sales and hotel taxes, rather than home building. To gauge whether or not this occurs in practice, we looked at two measures of city development patterns over the last decade: rezoning decisions (changes in the allowable use of land) and building permits. We found little evidence that cities with lower property tax shares set aside less land for housing or built less housing. Similarly, our analysis suggests that cities that are more reliant on sales taxes are, at most, modestly more likely to prefer retail over other types of development.
Analysis of city development patterns is complicated by the fact that many factors beyond fiscal incentives can influence city land use decisions, such as each city’s size, type (urban, suburban, or rural), age, and real estate prices. To attempt to isolate the effect of fiscal incentives from these other factors, we identified 73 pairs of cities with similar populations, home prices, and dates of incorporation, but that differed in their property tax shares and reliance on sales taxes. We then compared each city’s land use decisions over the last decade to its comparison city. The results are summarized in Figure 19. As the figure shows, cities that were more reliant on sales taxes were slightly more likely to rezone more land for retail uses than their comparison city. Despite this, cities more reliant on sales taxes did not consistently permit more retail development. Fiscal incentives appear to have even less effect on housing decisions. Cities with higher property tax shares did not consistently rezone more land for housing. Further, in almost of pairs, the city with the lower property tax share permitted more housing construction than their comparison city.