How to write a thesis ?
The pages of this site contain information on how to write a thesis and successfully defend it. All the rules and techniques for writing a thesis that you will find here are my personal experience accumulated over the years. You can learn more about me and the site from the site menu.
The whole process of writing a thesis, I divided into 5 stages in accordance with the generally accepted procedure for their implementation:
Stage 1. Where to start?
The first stage answers the following questions:
1. What is the difference between high-quality thesis and low-quality work? If you want to write an excellent thesis, you should have an idea of what should be in it, what you should pay special attention to. And you need to know all this before starting work in order to move in the right direction from the very beginning.
2. How to choose a suitable topic for your thesis? From my own experience I know that choosing a topic is not an easy task. On how competent will be the choice of topics for your thesis, depends largely on the success of its writing. Therefore, I paid considerable attention to this issue. If even after studying this material you can not decide on the topic, you can always consult me personally via email.
3. How to get help from a supervisor? There are two opposite types of relationship with the supervisor:
but. Fruitful cooperation. When your leader gives you support and leads you on the right path;
b. Total lack of cooperation. In this case, it is not necessary to wait for help from the supervisor, and the student himself is often to blame for this.
It is clear that for you the first option would be much more profitable. So that you are not in the “b” position, I wrote this material.
4. How to make a competent plan for the thesis?
Drawing up a plan is a very important point. If you do not take into account some important rules for drawing up a thesis plan, this will necessarily have a negative impact on the result of the whole work. Therefore, in order not to create a lot of problems for yourself, not to waste a lot of time and energy in vain, you should approach the process of drawing up a plan thoroughly and with knowledge of the matter.
Stage 2. Writing a theoretical chapter
1. What are the rules for writing a theoretical chapter? Perhaps this will be news to you, but each chapter of the thesis should have an established structure. And from this it follows that it is possible to create an algorithm (sequence of actions) for writing each chapter for a thesis on any subject. This algorithm is described in this question. To write a great theory, all you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions that I created, based on my own experience, through many trials and errors.
2. Search for information on the Internet and work with files. Before you start writing the theses, you need to collect a sufficient amount of information on your topic. One of the main sources of information is, of course, the Internet. The World Wide Web gives really great opportunities for fast high-quality writing of the thesis. In this part of the guide, I will show you how to maximize the full potential of the Internet for your own purposes. In addition, within the framework of this issue, the ways to work effectively with a large amount of information found are also considered, which is also important. The practical application of these simple tips can save you weeks of precious time and all the time spent during this time.
3. Search for information in the library. Despite the power of the Internet, I never considered it as the only source of information for writing a thesis. The literature found in the good old university library can significantly enrich your material. But in the library, too, you need to be able to search for and separate qualitative information from “water”. About this and talk in this matter.
4. Scanning books and magazines. When writing a theoretical chapter, you often need to scan the finished material from paper media. Reasonable use of the scanner will greatly speed up your work. In the same question we will talk about how to most effectively use the scanner and the popular program for turning scanned documents into plain text, tables and pictures. I will tell you about the cases in which scanning is justified.
5. Scanning electronic documents. After you learn how to fully use the Internet in your work, you will discover that information on the Web, and especially high-quality information, is often presented in the form of electronic documents. Sometimes authors put protection on these documents so that no one can copy their work. How to bypass such protection is described in this lesson. In addition, I will talk about how to quickly create screenshots (illustrations) for a visual and effective presentation of information in your thesis.
Stage 3. Writing the analytical chapter
1. Sources of information for analysis. If you will write a thesis on the example of a particular company, you will need to obtain the relevant data of this organization. How to obtain the necessary information is described in this paragraph.
2. The structure of the analytical chapter. The content of the analysis for different topics may be different, but its structure is always quite tough. In any analytical chapter there must be four fundamental elements, without which it is impossible to write a qualitative analysis.
3. Algorithm for writing analysis. This question describes the sequence of actions that you need to perform to write an analytical chapter. If in the previous question I talk about “what to do”, then here we will talk about “how to do it”. In any case, you will come to an understanding of what steps need to be taken to write an analytical chapter. The question is how long it will take you to figure it out yourself. I offer a proven and understandable system.
Stage 4. Writing the project chapter
1. Rules for writing a project chapter. The design chapter is the most creative part of the thesis, therefore it is impossible to build a detailed algorithm for writing it. However, in this matter I described the logic of writing a project – something that would be fair to work on any subject. I have been convinced of the efficiency of the simple rules given here for the past three years.
Stage 5. Final work
1. Writing the introduction and conclusion. From my own experience, I know that supervisors most often send graduate students to refine these particular parts of the work. In fact, in order to write an introduction and conclusion it is not at all necessary to have a literary gift. It will take only about an hour of your time if you follow the simple rules that I have outlined here.
2. Making a list of references. Very important question! I can only say that all teachers, without exception, pay close attention to the list of sources of any thesis. About what caused this and how to make your bibliography perfect, described in this question.
3. Making supplements. Here are simple but important rules that will teach you how to properly execute additions and link to them in the text.
4. Final touches and preparation of the thesis for printing. Here we talk about how to establish a general order in the work. The fact is that no matter how hard you try, you will still find any shortcomings in the text of your work after printing. To keep the number of errors to a minimum, I wrote this material.