What do people want nowadays? Earning money without work. However, if you have a job, nowadays getting a bachelor or a master’s degree is one of the most important things.
I know it sounds terrible for every 18 years old young person, when they get out of high school and they realize how many years of hard learning will follow these high school years.
Certainly, the university is not just party and fun. The first year is over, and the remaining years fly away so fast, and one day you realize, Oops! you should write a thesis as soon as possible…
Do you remember your graduation? Then it seemed the hardest test of your life, and nowadays when you think about it, you just laugh. Don’t be afraid, you will feel the same after you finish your thesis if you spend enough time and energy on it. Now I am going to show you 5 tips you should know before you start your thesis.
I promise, that if you take this 5 “good advice”, it will be much easier to prepare the thesis.
- Choosing a suitable theme
The first and the most important thing is choosing the right theme. The following problems may occur:
- You can’t find enough literature for the theme
- You can’t find resources in your own language
- The company where you are a trainee doesn’t help you
Often, you get a job at a company that doesn’t provide enough information for your topic.
That is why preliminary orientation is important.
You have to choose a topic that interests you and about which you can find enough material in the library and on the Internet.
If you have your sketch, you are halfway through the most difficult part of the process. It should be simple, easy to overview and maximum one page long.
Write down the number of chapters you want to write in one day. This will make meeting the deadline much easier.
- The 3 main “chapters”
The first is that you have one (or more) hypotheses i.e. setting up a statement, which can be traceable when somebody reads through your thesis. The most common situation is that half of the thesis is “theory”, which is called a literature review, and the other half is a practical part, which can be primary and secondary research.
The theory should be clear with graphs and with images which make it more friendly for the eyes. In the practical part questionnaires are usually prepared. With the questionnaires, you can confirm or refute the hypothesis which was established at the beginning.
- References in the thesis
The quality of the thesis is greatly influenced by references.
It is important how many references you have, where they “come” from, (books, internet, journals), where you put them, and how they look. There are so many free programs on the internet that you can use easily to create a link list. Some examples: Mendeley, Zotero, Refworks, Endnote.
- Formal requirements
The thesis should be written in Times New Roman, font size 12 and with 1.5 line spacing. It should contain an executive summary of the work (ca. 300 words), table of contents and a bibliography. The thesis should consist of approximately 50-80 pages.
Make sure you often save your work and use a back-up system as well, in case something happens to your equipment.