To: Mr. Stonebreaker, course instructor
From: Waldo Pepper, student
Subject: Thesis Memo
Date: 4 July 1776
This is the tentative thesis for my upcoming Synthesis Essay:
Ashland University is an excellent small college because it has a friendly atmosphere, beautiful, well-equipped campus, and a highly qualified faculty.
These are the supporting items for my essay:
- Friendly atmosphere: "Accent on the Individual" emphasis; easy-going small-town setting, various helps available to the students.
- Beautiful, well-equipped campus: Specialized buildings such as the College for Business Education, the new athletic complex, as well as the well-maintained, park-like setting
- Highly qualified faculty: Percentage of faculty members with Ph.D. or above, how the accrediting association rates the college, and perhaps one or two mentions of faculty achievements which received nation-wide attention.