Thesis Writing Tips for Beginners
Many students face difficulties in writing a thesis in a limited time period. To start with, we need to understand the fact that such serious research work with a huge word count cannot be attempted in a single day. We need to refer to the right sources such as relevant books, journal articles, peer-reviewed articles, blogs, web-links and any more, to have all the necessary primary as well as secondary data. Here are a few important tips for you to keep in mind while writing a good thesis.
- Create a thesis statement as the central theme and summary of your thesis
Express the main ideas of your work in not more than one or two sentences. The main statement should depict much information about the central idea of the thesis and readers should be able to develop a fair understanding of the work done through this summary. For the same, plan your work appropriately and make a note of all the topics of discussion.
- Schedule the work as per the time frame of the submission deadline
Divide the total word count by a number of days you have as per the submission deadline. This would give you a fair estimate of a number of pages or words that you need to complete per day. Therefore, plan to work for a few hours every day at a fixed time, so that you stay organized in planning your work ahead.
- Data Collection
Primary and secondary data collection should be done via the right channel of searching for relevant literature. These could be in the form of books, E-books, journal articles, blogs, web-links, and others.
- Continue Writing
Following data collection, it is important to focus on the systematic mode of writing. New ideas might keep on coming while writing. You should be efficient enough to inculcate in presenting your ideas as per the format of the thesis. Also, much emphasis should be laid towards writing the work in a clear and concise manner. Therefore, continue writing in relevance to the data collected and the guidelines given for the presentation of the thesis.
- Stay away from distractions
As we all know, writing a wonderful thesis would help you achieve A+ grade at the Institute or the University. Therefore, dedicating much time to it is necessary to climb up the ladder of success. So, stay away from all possible distractions such as TV, movies, shopping, mobile phones, and others. Forget all other tasks and focus only on thesis-writing work.
- Proofread your work
Always make sure to edit and proofread your thesis work to rectify grammar, spelling errors and punctuations. The citations and references should be correct and all arguments need to be stated in a logical manner. Therefore, proofreading should be a top-most priority.
To conclude, even if you have limited time, do not worry. All you need to do is plan your time accordingly, search the literature, get organized and plan the work in a systematic way.