Quick Thesis Tips

May 21st, 2015  |  Published in Thesis Writing

A thesis is a document submitted as requirement in order to graduate. It involves a lot of research in order to prove a statement. It should supported by evidence.

  • In writing a thesis statement, you should determine what kind of paper you are writing whether it is analytical paper, expository paper, or argumentative paper so that it makes easy for you to develop your thesis statement.DSC05652
  • Thesis statement should be specific
  • You can find a model thesis that will serve as your thesis template for the layout and structure of your thesis
  • Make a timetable to stick to it no matter what, It will serve as you guides to know the progress and status of your thesis
  • Write an outline or chapter in order to organize your thesis.

Below is a sample thesis chapter:

  1. Title Page – It serves as opening page which include relevant information about your thesis
  2. Thesis Abstract – It includes the short summary which includes the background, findings and methodology
  3. Contents – It contains the list of chapters and figures included in your thesis
  4. Thesis Background – The rationale of your thesis
  5. Review of Literature – The summary of literature
  6. Methodology – Describe the methodology used in your thesis
  7. Data Analysis – Provide the technique used in analyzing the research data
  8. Discussion – Contains conclusion
  9. Bibliography – Provide list of references used in your research
  10. Appendices  – Contains the additional materials used
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Sample Architectural Project

April 29th, 2015  |  Published in Project Study

Sample Architectural Firm Profile

Project: Resort World Manila

Project Definition Phase

In this case the firm should be able to define what the owner wants to build so that we can able to give the requirements of this particular period. And when the owner gave the requirements the firm should be able to collect data’s about this project. Be able to take some surveys about this project. For you to recommend to your client if this project will be worthy to build. As the firm collects the data or information about this project, the firm should study the requirements and be able to revise the requirements into Architectural project, the firm should study the requirements and be able to revise the requirements into Architectural program. After that the firm should give an initial project construction cost.

Schematic Design Phase

From the project definition phase the firm should prepare a schematic design study about the said project. First the firm should evaluate the owner’s budget, schedule, program, project site and the propose methods of project deliveries. Then the firm should prepare the initial working drawings that contain specifications and the general condition of the project for the owner’s approval. Then after that be able to give the statement of the probable project construction cost based on current cost parameters.

Design Development Phase

From the upper information’s about the project the firm should start how this project will be solved in the most high quality and service to be given by the firm to the owner. The firm should prepare the complete set of working drawings. It includes the general conditions of the project and the specifications of the materials to be used in the project. And be able to outline or fixed the size of the specifications to know the type of materials, type of structural, type of electrical, type of mechanical, type of sanitary and type of electronics and communication system to be used in the project. After knowing be able to present it to the client and be able to update the Statement of the probable project construction cost.

Contact Document Phase

The firm should be able to prepare the complete Contract Documents consisting of detailed designs and construction drawings, setting forth in detail the word required for the architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing/sanitary, mechanical, electronic and communication works prepared by the Architect and the respective professionals involved.

Construction Phase

Makes decisions on all claims of the owner and contractors on all matters relating to the execution and progress of work or the interpretation of The Contract Documents. Prepares change orders, gathers and turns over to the owner written guarantees required of the Contractor and Sib-Contractors. Makes periodic visits to the project site to familiarize him with the general progress and quality of work and to ascertain that the work is proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents. The Architect shall not be required to make exhaustive or continuous 8-hour on-site supervision to check on the quality of the work involved and shall not be held responsible for the Contractor’s failure to carry out the Construction work in accordance with the Contract Documents. During such project site visits and on the basis of his observations, he shall report to the Client defects and deficiencies noted in the work of Contractors, and shall condemn work found failing to conform to the Contract Documents. Determines the amount owing and due to the Contractor and issues corresponding Certificates for Payment for such amounts based on his observations and the Contractor’s Applications for Payment. These certificates will constitute a certification to the Client that the work has progressed to the state indicated and that to his best knowledge, the quality of work performed by the Contractor is in accordance with the Contract Documents.

The Architect shall conduct the necessary inspection to determine the date of substantial and final completion and issue the final Certificate of Payment to the Contractor. Should more extensive inspection or full-time (8-hour) construction supervision be required by the Client, a separate full-time supervisor shall be hired and agreed upon by the owner and the architect subject to the conditions provided in the UAP Document on Full-Time supervision. When the architect is requested by the owner to do the full time supervision, his services and fees shall be covered separately in conformance with the applicable and supervision, his services and fees shall be covered separately in conformance with the applicable and appropriate UAP Document.

Scope of Pre-Design Services

Pre-Design Services cover a broad line of architectural services ranging from initial problem identification to activities that would allow the Architect to initially conceptualize an array of architectural and allied solutions. The Pre-Design Services nominally include consultation, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, site selection and analysis, site utilization and land-use studies, architectural research, architectural programming, space planning, space management studies, value management, design brief preparation, promotional services and other related activities.

Consultation

When a Client calls upon the Architect to give oral or written advice and direction, to attend conferences, to make evaluations and appraisals regarding a contemplated project and similar activities, the Architect renders valuable inputs whether or not the Client pursues the project.

Pre-Feasibility Studies

These Preliminary studies involve the procurement, analysis and use of secondary information gathered for the project to aid the Client in early decision-making. They represent the Architect’s initial assessment of a project’s soundness, allowing the Client to promptly explore available/readily identifiable directions/options. Researched/processed/validated secondary data are generally used for such studies e.g. electronic, print, etc.

Feasibility Studies

Detailed analysis of the project based on pre-feasibility studies will determine the viability of a proposed development. The studies will set the project against present and future trends to forecast how it will perform over time. This requires primary data gathering and analysis.

Site Selection and Analysis

This entails the formulation of side criteria, assistance to the Client in site evaluation as well as analysis to determine the most appropriate site/s for a proposed project or building program.

Site Utilization and Land-Use Studies

The detailed analysis of the site involves the identification of a site’s development potentials through the proper utilization of land. The analysis covers the context of the site as well as that of its surrounding environment and the development

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Research Acknowledgement Sample

March 10th, 2015  |  Published in Thesis Writing

Writing acknowledgement page for a research work is optional but for some universities and school, they require student to write acknowledgement. By the way, acknowledgement is a way of expressing gratitude and appreciation for those who helped to complete a research work or a project. It is a way of thanking those who helped to complete your research along the way.

Below is an example of acknowledgement.

Acknowledgement

The researchers wish to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation for giving precious contributions towards the completion of this research.

To our loving parents, for their moral and financial support and providing the space to work with.

To the university librarian, Mrs. Annalyn M. Soriano,  for allowing us to make use of the available references to understand and interpret the Thermodynamics topic which made us finish this research work.

To our Thermodynamic instructor, Engr. Coco Jose, for guiding us throughout our research work. Also, for checking our problems computation.

For all our Engineering mentors, Engr. Reynaldo Manaloto, Engr. Eymard Cruz and Engr. Emerson Lazo.

And most especially to God, for giving us the guidance and knowledge as well as good health in constructing this research work.

To God be the Glory.

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Types of Thesis Statement

March 1st, 2015  |  Published in Thesis Writing

Before enumerating the different types of thesis statement, let us know what thesis statement is.  Thesis statement gives insights to the reader about the topic. It will tell the readers what is to expect from your document.  It is not simply a topic. It helps control the idea or statement within the paper. A good thesis statement should have proof such as detailed supporting evidence

Thesis statement is usually a single sentence which found in the first paragraph that presents an argument to the reader. It should be well-written and concise because it is the central argument of your document.

The following are some types of Thesis Statement

  1.  Explanatory Thesis Statement.  It is call expository thesis statement. This statement does not have argument to defend and it just explains something to the readers.
  2. Argumentative Thesis Statement. This statement is a claim that defends with evidence. It can be an opinion, evaluation, cause and effect statement or interpretation.
  3. Analytical Thesis Statement. This statement is an idea or issue and breaks this issue to analyze. It breakdown the topic and evaluates it to the reader.
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Thesis Structure

February 21st, 2015  |  Published in Thesis Writing

Many students today has the hard time to write their thesis because they think that thesis is hard to do and it implies a lot of time and hard work. But, if you outline and know the format and structure thesis, then you will be seeing yourself doing it easily. Most schools and universities today provides thesis structure that to be followed by their students.

The following are the usual thesis structure.

  • Title Page. It is differ among universities and institution but share the common contains such as Title and author. Some institution provides format for the title page.
  • Abstract. It is the most read part of the thesis because it contains the accurate summary of the research described in the document.  It includes the problem, methods of investigation,  and  conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words in length. It appears at the beginning of the document but it is not an introduction of your research.
  • Table of Contents.  It contains the page number of each section so the reader helps to be able to find things easily. It has the subheadings of each chapter.
  • List of Tables. It includes the tables used in your thesis.
  • List of Figures. It provides list of figures in your document.
  • List of Illustration. It contains the illustration used in your thesis.
  • List of Symbols and Abbreviation. It includes the symbols and abbreviation used in your document.
  • Glossary.  This section is optional but it is good to have a glossary of terms so that your reader may understand all terms use during your study, It is serve as brief dictionary.
  • Acknowledgement.  It is the way of thanking those who make contribution to make your thesis possible. Also, it is optional.
  • Introduction. It contains the background of your study as well the hypothesis. Also, it provides the statement of the problem as well as the solution to the problem.
  • Review of Related Literature. It provides the published documents related to your study which provides also the substantive findings and theoretical and methodological contributions.
  • Materials and Methods Used. It contains the methods as well as the materials used to solve the problem presented in your study.
  • Results and Discussion. It provides how do your obtains the results and discussed it in the proper way using proper formulas and measurements.
  • Conclusion and Suggestion for further research.  It discussed the conclusion regarding the hypothesis presented in the introduction. Also, describe the possible future research.
  • Appendices. It includes the research related material used in your study such as survey questionnaire, interview transcripts and other supplementary data.
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Thesis Topic Suggestion for Education Courses

February 9th, 2015  |  Published in Thesis Writing

Writing thesis is really a big job to everyone especially for those education students.  However, if you know how to do it properly, you will have a successful thesis.  It is always important to know what topics do really interest you. In choosing your thesis topic, think of the issues around you and turn them into questions.  Then, do a research if there is sufficient resources for this topic.

The following are some of the topic ideas for Education Thesis:

  • What are the benefits and advantages of K-12 Education System in the Philippines?
  • What Foods Improve Student’s  Learning Skills?
  • Does pre-school education helps student to gain more knowledge over those that do not have?
  • Is Exercise Benefits Elementary Student’s Learning?
  •  Should pre-schooling be required for all children?
  •  Is Technology should integrate to school curriculum?
  • What should be the school’s focus? Character formation or Academic education during pre-school.
  • Should apprenticeship program and on-the-job training program is beneficial to students?
  • Should religious education included in school curriculum?
  • Is home schooling is effective and regulated more?
  • Is money management techniques and business studies should be included in the Primary School Education?
  • Do private school focuses on character and personality formation than public school?
  • Are private schools teachers are more dedicated than public school teachers?
  • Should human sexuality course be included in school curriculum?
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Research Paper Ideas

December 17th, 2014  |  Published in Research Topic

One of the most difficult parts of writing a research paper is finding the right topic for you. There are several topics available but ask yourself if is suited to your needs and it is interested to you. If not, it could be waste of time for you because in the long run you will find it boring. Make sure to choose a topic that you are interested in.  Narrow your topic in order to be manageable.  Reading and researching will help you to limit your topic.  It is also helpful to find a topic that is relevant to your life such as in your career to make it easier and have best results.

Brainstorming is one of the best methods in selecting your research topic. It can also helpful to narrow down your topic.  The one that will stand out on your mind more than other will be given consideration.

The following are some of the research paper ideas that might interest you
–    Abortion
–    Education
–    Internet
–    Health Issues
–    Medical Treatment
–    Sports
–    Early Pregnancy
–    Aids
–    Social Media Sites
–    Scam and Fraud Calls
–    Famous Person
–    Environment
–    Violence
–    Drugs
–    Influential Person
–    Poverty
–    Natural Calamity
–    Technology
–    Relationship
–    Media
–    Politics
–    Science
–    Literature
–    Parenting
–    Autism
–    Hobbies
–    Fitness
–    Diet
–    Business
–    Marketing

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Writing Thesis Title

October 8th, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Writing

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One of the crucial parts of writing a thesis is thinking of the best and title for your thesis.  In some cases, some reduce their thesis title to something catchy that summarizes the project.  Thesis title should be informative, creative and imaginative. It uses keyword from the thesis. Also, it should be specific and give the reader or audience the idea what the paper is all above.  Since thesis title is the first thing the reader sees upon reading up your paper, it should provide a concise view of the topic.

Thesis title serves as the first summary of your thesis so it is important to make your thesis title short and relevant to the aim of your research.  Avoid ambivalence and ambiguity. Make your thesis title simple, clear and descriptive that represents of your overall work.

Lastly, your thesis title should follow the exact format required. The standard format of thesis title includes a shorter main title which describes the work and a longer subtitle which explains the details of your research and it is separated by a colon. Thesis title has its own page.  It also has the date, your name, university as well as the candidate number  appear on this page along the title itself.

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Thesis Tips

October 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Writing

Thesis is a document submitted in order to graduate for an academic degree or professional qualification with the author’s research and findings. It is also a final project  for the masters  degree. Writing thesis is time consuming since you need a lot of time for research to prove that your thesis statement.  It entails a lot of research on a specific subject that determines knowledge acquired on your academic subjects.

When writing a thesis, it is necessary to set up a deadline.  Your deadline should not be your due date of the thesis since you need to leave enough time to get it proofread and make any additional changes. After that setting a deadline, make a detailed outline of your document.  Making an outline makes your work easier and organized. Outline serve as guide in your writing since it is a visual way to look how your paper look like. You can set also a mini-deadline for each thesis chapter. Also sets a target each day so that you can achieve and beat your target every single day.

The following is an example of thesis outline:

Acknowledgment
Title Page
Abstract
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction
Methodology
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Recommendations
References
Appendices

Create pleasant environment and free our distraction environment while working on your thesis.   The least but not to last is be nice to yourself. Eat well. Sleep well. Socialize and make time to enjoy.

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Thesis Statement Problems

September 13th, 2014  |  Published in Thesis Writing

It is very important and necessary to double check everything once you develop your thesis. One of the most essential is your thesis statement just to make sure that you are in the right track. A thesis statement is an argument that needs to prove.  It should be argumentative and debatable.  It is a strong statement that provides evidence from reliable sources since it will be the main idea of the entire thesis. A thesis statement should always have a plenty of reliable sources to support your claim.

The following are some problems with the thesis statement:

  • Thesis statement is too general or vague or too broad. It should narrow.
  • It is a statement of the fact.  If it is a statement of the fact, it should not require any research or studies.
  • It is based on emotion. If it is base on emotion, it is difficult to research.
  • It is not argumentative and debatable.
  • It is not acceptable by the society.
  • It uses vague language.
  • It is a product of critical thinking.
  • It is not supported by reliable source.
  • It is too specific or too detailed.
  • It does not present concise, clear, and strong argument.
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