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TOPIC: Write a thesis, ten tips to put into practice

Write a thesis, ten tips to put into practice 1 year 7 months ago #1

Thesis making is one of the toughest tasks for those students who are doing a job with their studies because the lack of time they can’t make a perfect thesis. Here are some tips for students to make their thesis easily.

1. Before writing, identify a thesis. What are you writing about, what do you want to investigate and what do you want to show? Even a thesis starts from a series of questions that the author has and asks us. To help you brainstorm using the same structural categories of a story. They have a beginning (as close as possible to the focus of the theme), a center (a narrative body where something happens: for example a theory or idea is shown) and a final.

2. Collected ideas, highlight topics to support your thesis

3. Do not forget the consistency rule: make a list of concrete cases that support your arguments. Recognize what was there before you. Illustrious examples to keep in mind.

4. Choose a title. The title is a key tool. Tell your thesis instantly. If you are undecided among several titles, write as if everyone was at stake. Writing you will notice which title, and topic, pulls more. What's in your ropes? The other titles will become subtitles that can accompany, and better clarify, your narrative intentions.

5. Do not waste time with the introduction. Write a very accurate synopsis instead. Do not worry about the shape. Write raw. The important thing is that exhaust all the suggestions and ideas that come to mind. The introduction is probably the last thing you will write when the setting is clear.

6. Find your style. Writing a thesis is an amphibious writing, traveling between the more formal technique and few but substantial openings towards a personal style that tells not only theories but also and above all the person who is writing. You can analyze a theory, write a summary narrative, invent a new paradigm, and interview well-known characters. The approaches are many. You just have to choose the one that best tells your story.

7. Avoid repetition. Free yourself from the obsession of the four sides: fill in folders of things already said, increase the line spacing and the size of the characters. They are not important values. Use the rule of the economy of the means.

8. Avoid multiplying commas and semicolons. Write short sentences.

9. If you do not know what to write: walk a lot. Produce endorphins. Breathe.

10. Read aloud what you wrote. If you are not convinced of what you write, you will never be able to convince others.
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