The word “might” should never appear in your thesis. Be direct and clear about the point you want to make, and don’t hedge or soften your statement. If you don’t feel strongly enough about your argument to put it in a declarative sentence, you should choose another paper topic. Aim for strong language that makes your support for your thesis entirely clear. Whether you’re establishing cause and effect, advocating for a solution, or interpreting something, you need to be your argument’s number one fan, and that relies on you using clear and definitive language.
For their first study, they took university students (the standard guinea pig of psychology) and showed them TED talks about various topics. Afterward, they found that the students who used laptops typed significantly more words than those who took notes by hand. When testing how well the students remembered information, the researchers found a key point of divergence in the type of question. For questions that asked students to simply remember facts, like dates, both groups did equally well. But for "conceptual-application" questions, such as, "How do Japan and Sweden differ in their approaches to equality within their societies?" the laptop users did "significantly worse."
Hi Dan - I'm in Belize for six months and a few of my friends suggested that I blog about my experience living as an ex-pat. I have been a writer professional and personally all my life and think the writing part should be relatively manageable (I keep a very detailed daily journal so can extract from that) but what I don't quite understand is how I actually launch the blog. I'm not a huge Facebook or social media person so not sure if I blog via that means or exactly how to distinguish and promote the blog. Thanks for your advice.