Writing A Thesis: Tips To Be Ready Faster
When you start your thesis, the horror stories about people who have been left with their thesis for years and still have not graduated will come to the surface. I can tell you: those stories really exist. You may wonder 'how then?', But from personal experience and from that of girlfriends I can tell you that that can happen to anyone. I want to save you this. In any case, there are very few people who see their thesis time as the best time of their lives, so tips for getting ready sooner are welcome anyway. Edupeet will help you to produce thesis at best level.
Writing thesis tips that will make you (hopefully) ready faster
1. Make an extensive schedule. You can just start at random, but usually this will work against you after a while. Sometimes your supervisor will ask you whether you will hand in a chapter or two after period X, but sometimes you can also fully plan your own time. It helps to organize all your chapters with all the sub topics you want to discuss. This is useful for a number of reasons: a) you have an overview of your subjects and that way you wander less quickly, b) you have a time in mind and this way you ensure that you are not concerned with one subject until the end of time and c) you have set smaller goals for yourself that you can strip away, making it look less like a giant mountain.
The most recognizable moments when you are working on your thesis
2. Speaking of sub-topics: skip the intro and parts where you get stuck. Things like the title of your thesis, the introduction and the conclusion are the most difficult to write and you can really get stuck on this. I would say: if it doesn't work out, you just have to skip it. Sometimes it works better to type things like this if you already have the rest on paper, because then you know exactly what is coming. The point is that your thesis is ultimately a whole, how that came about does not matter.
3. Get the most out of your time. If you are already busy with your thesis, you shouldn't waste your time on pages with baby elephants and other cute animals. No matter how difficult that is. You could try the Pomodoro technique, or the tomato timer ( which you can find here ). Personally, this is one of my favorite tips: I've written my entire thesis on it and I've never been so productive. How does it work? It is actually a game where you have to 'work' hard for 25 minutes and then the timer goes off and you can go on Facebook for 5 minutes or whatever you want to do. Sometimes, of course, you can also take a longer break. But it ensures that you are not distracted by baby elephants or whatever. That way you get a lot more done in one day.
Writing your thesis can feel aimless and empty, so you can make it more fun
4. Work in Times New Roman. No, it is certainly not the nicest font, but it would be one of the fonts that reads the fastest and that is exactly what you want.
5. Write out your notes on paper. Ordinary, old-fashioned handwriting does not sound fast, but there is an idea behind these tips. You remember everything much better than when you type it and that's how it is in your head when you start typing. So if you get confused for a moment, it helps to write things out for yourself. We bet that everything will look much clearer again?
6. Please keep your literature list. Yes, it's a miserable job, but please do it. There is nothing worse than having to think in June of which source you had used in October for that one chapter. That only takes a lot of time, then entering the source is a piece of cake.
7. Write your thesis in Google Docs. The biggest advantage: you will never be the person who shouts "MY SCRIPTION IS WAY!" (A missing thesis only takes a lot of time!) That is impossible with Docs. And another advantage: no matter which computer you are on, your thesis will also be there, so if you have a eureka moment at a friend's house, you can quickly type it in. And you ultimately save time with that.
This is how you write your thesis without suffering your entire life
8. Maintain good contact with your supervisor. If everything goes well and you are typing nicely, you will have less contact with your supervisor. It depends on what your school or university has for thesis guidelines, but there will be times when you have no idea what you are doing or how you should proceed. It helps at such a moment to talk to your supervisor about what you have and your problem, perhaps it can help you on your way again.
9. Just start. Often people are eager to put the first letter on paper, but the simplest tip is that you just have to start. It doesn't have to be perfect right away, but if you have something on paper it is easier to move on.