Thesis Statement On Biofuels

 

1.3 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

This study will use data and will compare theories gathered fromdifferent sources (in and outside the Philippines), but will only consider thebiodiesel economics within the country. This paper is basically a combinationof different studies about biodiesel done to help the readers become aware of this present issue in a readily compiled paper. No new experiments havebeen conducted to prove any theory or hypothesis regarding the said topic.

1.4 DEFINITION OF TERMS

1.

Alcohol

is anyorganic compoundin which ahydroxylgroup(

-OH 

) isbound to acarbonatom of analkylor substituted alkyl group.

2.

Aromaticity

is a chemical property in which aconjugatedring of unsaturated bonds, lone pairs,or empty orbitals exhibit astabilization stronger thanwould be expected by thestabilization of conjugation alone. It can also be considered amanifestation of cyclicdelocalizationand of resonance

3.

Biodiesel

refers to adiesel-equivalent, processed fuel derived frombiological sources (such asvegetable oils), which can be used in

unmodified 

diesel-enginedvehicles. It is thus distinguished from thestraight vegetable oils(SVO) or waste vegetable oils(WVO) used asfuels in some

modified 

diesel vehicles.

3

Figure 1Molecular Structure of Aromatics

To write a persuasive paper, you’ll need to use evidence and good reasons to convince others to agree with your point of view on a particular subject.

Select a good topic!  If you don't care about your topic, how are you going to get anyone else to? You’ll also need to conduct effective research, obtaining facts and evidence to support your ideas. 

As you begin the research process, ask yourself:

  1. What type of information would I need to use in order to convince someone that I'm right?
  2. What facts, statistics, and evidence would an audience want to see?
  3. Are there any experts on this topic that I could quote in my essay?

The answers to these questions should help you determine what key words you'll want to use, as you begin searching for sources.

How is this different from a typical research paper?

It’s important to remember that a persuasive essay doesn't simply report information (like a typical research paper would)--it uses that information to make an argument or prove a point!  

Typical Research Paper on Biofuels

Persuasive Paper on Biofuels*

Popular interest in the use of biofuels developed in the 19th Century when "Henry Ford and Rudolf Diesel supported the notion"*. 

Though the public has been interested in biofuels for decades, "biofuels have attained the greatest political momentum, in part because they promise lucrative new markets for farm products."*

Biofuels are, to a certain extent, already being used.  In fact, "nearly all the gasoline sold in the United States today is mixed with 10 percent ethanol, known as E10."*

Despite the clear benefits that biofuels provide, many Americans wonder, "whether the 33 percent of the U.S. corn crop diverted to ethanol drives up the price of food."*

*Evidence taken from: http://www.nytimes.com/info/biofuels/

What should my thesis statement look like?

A persuasive thesis statement is a one-sentence description of your topic AND the argument that you plan to make.  For example, if I was arguing about the use of the death penalty in the U.S., my thesis statement would probably look like one of the following examples:  

  • The death penalty gives rights to humans that should only be given to God; therefore, the death penalty should be abolished in the United States.
  • The death penalty forces murderers to give their own lives as a just punishment for taking someone else's life; therefore, we should continue to use this form of punishment in the United States. Please correct the error as it reduces your web site's credibility.

Notice that both thesis statements not only tell us WHAT the essay will be about, but also WHERE THE AUTHOR STANDS on that issue (his or her opinion) and briefly explain WHY.  Make sure that your thesis statement includes these three elements too!

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