To define is to identify or determine the essential qualities of something-- its meaning Biddle A definition tells what a term means and how it differs from other terms in its class Kirszner and Mandell There are many kinds of definitions and many forms that they can take Axelrod and Cooper Kirszner and Mandell Formal definition: brief, succinct definitions that include the term being defined, the class that it is a part of, and the qualities that differentiate it from other terms in the same class. Term: Naturalism.
PSY351: Cognitive Psychology: Research "The Basics"
DEFINITION - Modes of Writing
As a writer, everything you do sends a message to readers. Your thesis should be the best sentence in your paper. Everything else should be related to the thesis. They have not reworded the working thesis that got them through the prewriting and drafting stages. Make sure that the thesis reflects what the paper actually does. Another weak point occurs when writers string together several questions in their introduction—and then hit readers with their thesis. If you structure the introduction properly, the thesis will appear later in the introduction after it has been set up.