Thesis Paper 1
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In a short paper, the topic sentence of each paragraph should repeat words or phrases from the thesis statement.
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OUTLINE Thesis Statement: The deadly virus Ebola is killing thousands of innocent people world wide, but there are some simple steps that are being taken to prevent this coming tide of deadly parasites. (Bib2, Ebola Outbreak Spreads in Zaire, 244) Some victims of the Ebola virus, one out of ten people infected, survive the virus’s deadly operations.
Infected people’s internal organs often disintegrate. There is no known cure for Ebola, which kills up to ninety percent of all those infected.