November 21st, 2013 |
A school or university gives at least one complete term for writing the thesis. Thesis requires complete time for researching, organizing, analyzing, and computing data. Writing a thesis is easy if you know how to do it. Some takes one year or two terms in order to complete the thesis. Thesis written to identified a worthwhile problem or question which is not previously answered and you have to solve d the problem or answer the question. Then provide evidence or proof for your answer by researching and analyzing this information. Also, it should be original contribution to knowledge.
Writing thesis requires hard work and patient so it is important that your thesis topic is interesting to you so that it may not be bored. If you are always excited about your topic, your thesis will be completed in no time. Always remember that a rush job has a painful consequences at the defense.
Your thesis should be also organized so that you can easily manage everything. You can start writing an outline so that you will know all section or chapter of your thesis. Thesis outline can be divided into three (3) parts such as introduction, arguments, and conclusion. You can write your thesis statement under introduction section while future research and summary can be included in the conclusion section.
There are different format for your thesis outline but of course just ask your mentor about it so that He can give advice regarding different formats.
September 25th, 2013 |
Dissertation outline can be depends upon the requirement of your school and your field. The beginning and the ending of the dissertation is standard but the body contains variations depends to your field. But it is necessary to determine the basic outline of a dissertation to help in your dissertation writing.
Dissertation usually starts with an abstract that will summarize your dissertation. Then after abstract you can write the acknowledgment which give thanks and appreciation that made your dissertation possible.
After writing the abstract and acknowledgement, table of contents is the next step. In your table of contents, make sure to include both sections of your dissertation and its sub sections.
The next step is to start with introduction which include the scope of your research. It includes statement of the problem, importance of the problem, dissertation arguments, research question and hypothesis.
The next chapter will be the review of related literature. After related literature will the methodology then the results of your study.
Under the methodology chapter, you can include your research design, procedures used and data analysis while in the discussion chapter; you can include summary, conclusions, limitations and recommendation for future research.
The body of your dissertation may be varies depending of your type of field so it is important to determine the requirement of your university or college for your dissertation. Some school or university provides outline depending the course of their students.
Sample Dissertation Outline will be the following
- Table of Contents
- Review of Related Literature
August 27th, 2013 |
Schools or Colleges provides thesis guidelines and requirement for their students so it is important to prepare for these guidelines so that your thesis is passed in their specification.
Thesis writing preparation will be used to know if you are ready to submit your thesis. It is a complete waste of time if you create a thesis that is not qualified to your colleges.
First of all, you must get a checklist for the college’s requirement for the thesis writing course. Make sure to get the necessary document before your thesis writing such as thesis proposal approval form, thesis title page form, thesis defense form, thesis signature and approval page, thesis table of contents, thesis formats, and many more that your school will required. Also, list the required page format including the pagination, spacing and alignment.
There are always rules and guidelines to consider when writing thesis based on your school requirement, so better check everything. School has instruction on how to submit your thesis and how your thesis will look like including thesis components and elements.
Some common errors in your thesis are incorrect margins, cover page wrong format, page number errors, text alignment and spacing.
To avoid mistakes, always check the paper, margin, typing, page numbering, text, table and illustration and references format requirements.
August 9th, 2013 |
Thesis is one of the hardest tasks that a student should make in order to graduate. Some school gives thesis structure to be followed by the students. Below is a sample thesis structure:
Table of Contents
Results and Discussion
Sample thesis and dissertation over the internet is available now a day so students are given a chance to see an actual thesis and used it as guidelines to their thesis writing. Students should aware of the topic they really care about. They can search an interesting question about it. Choice a topic that is interests you. Sometimes it takes several months to research and writing a thesis. It requires patience and self-discipline. Also, make sure that they should narrow the topic to a manageable size. Some topic is too big so it should be specific. The topic should have enough resources for information. Then make a thesis statement or argument and justify it through presenting enough evidence. Limit the thesis statement to one to two sentences. Include the methodology used as well as the results and discussion. Also include the conclusion. The last but not the least, grammar and spelling should be checked.
July 28th, 2013 |
There are different thesis layouts. The thesis format usually depends on the requirement of the school but in general there are elements that should be included in your thesis. Some schools provide a general format for the thesis or dissertation.
Below is a sample thesis format
- Cover Letter.
- Title Page. It contains the title of your research or thesis as well as your name, date of submission, etc.
- Thesis Committee. It is contain the names, title and associations of the committee members including space for the signatures and date.
- Thesis Examining Committee. It includes the names, titles and association of the Thesis Examining Committee members with space for signature and date.
- Dedication and Acknowledgment. It is optional. It can be included if there are someone you wish to dedicate and acknowledge to your work. You can give thanks to your family and colleagues who support in your research.
- Abstract. It summarizes the contents of the thesis.
- Table of Contents. It lists all the parts of the thesis.
- List of Tables. It lists all the tables’ titles in numerical order and their page numbers.
- List of Figures. It contains all the figures used in your research or thesis in numerical orders with their page numbers.
- List of Symbols and Abbreviations. It contains such as the alphabetical list of conventional signs and shortened forms of words or phrases.
- Glossary. It is optional. It includes foreign words or technical terms used in your thesis followed by their translation or definition alphabetically.
July 13th, 2013 |
Statement of the Problem
A good problem statement is answering a question about the issue you would like to research or explore. Your task is to know what question you would like to answer. It involves a topic selection.
To write a problem statement, it is important to create and set up a thesis statement. Identifying your thesis statement is one way of creating your problem statement. Also, as part of problem statement, you must identify several solutions to the problem. These solutions are presented after the problem has been identified.
Once the problem is identified, several solutions are ready to be presented. Make your problem statement more informative by addressing the who, where, when, why and how. Now you can create the conclusion by restating the problem and main ideas that you are trying to address.
It is necessary to brainstorm to come up with a problem statement so that your topic will become specific. Avoid writing multiple problems or broad topic because it can lead to unsuccessful thesis and vague documents.
Thesis statement should state exactly what your research will be all about to keep your topic manageable. Your thesis statement needs to have a concise conclusion. Also, it is a point of discussion in the entire document.
June 7th, 2013 |
Thesis topic is difficult to decide that’s why students and research consult their adviser for the recommendation. Make sure that your thesis topic is feasible in such a way that there is enough information available. Also, don’t forget to look if your thesis topic has literature in a way that there is relevant data.
The last but not the least, you should be knowledgeable in your topic thesis. It is not necessary if your topic is popular as long as you are interested and fascinated in your thesis topic. In addition, it is important that your thesis topic is in your field of specialization. Think an issue that you want to study and turn into question so that you will finally decided your thesis topic. If your topic is too broad, you should make it specific.
Below are some examples of thesis topic: Some are too broad, limit it into more specific to avoid vague topic and to limit the scope of your thesis statement.
• Electronic Voting
• Pros and Cons of Reverse Telephone Look Up Service
• Formal and Informal Education
• Advantages of K12 Education System
• Chest X-ray Requirement for Grade School Students as part of School Admission
• Causes of Diabetes in Children Today
• Relationship Between Obesity and Diabetes in Children
• Effects of Global Warming
• Public Versus Private School
• Normal and Caesarian Delivery among Women
May 28th, 2013 |
Statement of purpose is written and eventually you will determine the thesis statement and done some research. You will state your thesis statement in your introduction and prove your thesis statement with facts in the body of your paper and finally repeat it along with a summary and in your conclusion.
Thesis statement is written to prove with evidence. It should be a product of your serious thinking after having some research. The thesis statement will be the main focus of your total project. It should be the main idea of your paper. Make sure that you have enough research to have a strong argument.
You will never have a thesis without a thesis statement which will tell the reader the importance of the subject matter or main idea and exactly inform the reader what to expect to the rest of the paper. Thesis statement is usually a single sentence that presents an argument to the reader.
To formulate a thesis statement, you should have a problem and then think of a possible argument. After you have an argument, you can now start to search for the sources of information to make sure that you will have enough evidence for your thesis statement.
May 11th, 2013 |
Choosing a research topic is one of the hardest parts of developing a research. But once you have a selected topic that is interested to you, it is now ready for the next step. It is important to choose a topic that really enjoy with you.
Select a topic that you have a personal interest and have a knowledge as well as you have desire to learn more of the selected topic. Your selected research topic should not be too broad. Make sure to narrow your topic and interesting.
In choosing a research topic, make sure that there are available sources of information such as books, magazines, journal entries, and articles that you may use to your research. You may also try to searching in your favorite search engine to know if the topic selected in available online. Always take a few steps before proceeding and finalizing the topic selected to ensure that it can be easy to research and has sufficient information over days and weeks to come because you don’t want to invest so much time in a project.
There are a wide range of different topics you can select according to the requirement of your school. Examples of these topics are categorize as business, education, drugs and drug abuse, environment, family issues, health information, medical issues, religion, social issues, psychology, science, media and communication and many more.
April 13th, 2013 |
In order to write a thesis, it entails a lot of perseverance, discipline and determination. You should set a date when to start your research and when to stop doing a research. Having a timetable will help you focus on some task that will add value to your thesis.
The ideal completion deadline for your thesis is at least three months after your start date. Also, it is necessary to have a deadline for each chapter for instance two weeks for each chapter. You should already have an idea what will be the content and title of each chapter. You can break your writing task into small sections. Aim to have 500 words everyday. You can beat and achieve your target everyday and soon adds up. Always plan your progress and keep track of your activities through calendar.
You should have a comfortable environment free from distraction. You can work on home since it may have few distraction than in your office. You can write early in the day as possible. During the night, prepare your next goal for the next day. You can also change your working environment because sometimes working for the same place for so long can make yourself too comfortable. You can try to the café or library where there are others who are working.
Take a break for sometime while working. You can drink a cup of tea and stretch your legs. Always be nice to yourself, eat and sleep well and socialize.