Writing the thesis is a delicate step in the life of every student. We need to consider many variables and important elements. We have prepared a list with 10 suggestions to understand how to write the thesis (it also applies to the diploma or master’s thesis …). Here they are.
How to write the thesis: useful tips!
Choose a suitable place: library, study room, bedroom, parents’ studio. Choose a quiet space that helps you concentrate. Keep it in order, leaving only the things that will be really useful in sight. Keeping the “free field” helps to have more control over the situation.
CALENDAR AND PROGRAM
Make a calendar of things to do and a roadmap that takes into account the days available and the degree of difficulty of the individual steps. Set according to the body of work, the date of delivery, other exams you will have to take and any other commitments and activities.
Concentrate! Don’t be distracted by news, notifications, phone calls … Isolated for a while. Maybe you take a break every 45 minutes-every hour. But during those 45-60 minutes, think only of the thesis. You will finish much earlier.
TALK TO YOUR SPEAKER
Find the comparison with him. We know that sometimes the lecturers can become elusive, but … Look for it, let them understand that the comparison is necessary. Get your Skype contact if he is too busy to meet you in person. Prepare a list of questions as short and specific as possible. You will have little time available, you have to maximize it!
TALK TO GRADUATES
Talk to recent graduates and graduate students: look for their advice and feedback, ask for suggestions on drafting and discussion: they will be invaluable.
COLLECT THE MATERIAL
Find the study material and books you’ll need! Look for books the most valuable books for your work: if you can’t buy them (online or in a paper library), borrow them from the university library … in a hurry! Someone else could be faster than you and copies could end!
Alternatively, you can use creative and low cost solutions: for example, have you ever thought of signing up for Amazon Unlimited to consult the ebooks you prefer among those available? The first month is free, it could be interesting!
DO NOT GIVE UP
Do not give up. Never give up. Think about how important what you are doing every day and how important it is for your career. Give yourself a strong motivation! You are building your future: the results will come!
DO IT TOGETHER WITH OTHERS
Organize study groups: as a saying goes, “We are in the same boat”. It’s true! For this reason, it organizes study and work groups with other undergraduates for constant support, both professional and moral. But mind you: don’t get distracted by the chatter! The group must be an added value. However, if you work better individually, it is better to continue like this.
ATTENTION TO LENGTH
Don’t be fooled: your thesis should not be a very long job. For a three-year thesis, 50 to 70 pages are enough, in the case of the magistral 100 pages are sufficient. Devote your commitment to the care of the contents, not to their total lengthening.
NO ANXIETY, NO FEAR
Don’t get anxious. Never. Anxiety cannot win, you can control it. You don’t have to be afraid, you can calmly manage everything. Take a deep breath, smile, everything will be fine! After all, it’s just a thesis. She won’t win! You will win.
Do you have difficulty with the layout, the development of the conclusions, the bibliography? Follow the suggestions in our Graduation Thesis Guide! There are many useful tips for different topics. In addition, you can read one of the books dedicated to the thesis: here too you will find many ideas and supports for your adventure.
STAY IN THE SHAPE
Sleep well, play sports, rest … Adopt a lifestyle that helps you stay fit and active! Psychophysical equilibrium is also fundamental when writing the thesis. So sleep well, eat well, live well.
COMMITTED AS WELL AS A WORK
Take your thesis as a job. The meaning of this expression is: take it seriously! Get organized, take your time on your thesis, and use it well. Your career is at stake, it’s the first step to show what you’ve become thanks to these years of study. Every minute, every moment is precious.
STAMPALA ON LINE
This can be a useful suggestion especially when the last days for the discussion are approaching: once you have finished your thesis, you can print it directly from home, online, on the Tesi24 website, an online printing service for the hugely popular student thesis. Italian. It only takes a few minutes and the thesis will arrive at your home.
BE SURE: I WILL DO IT
Be sure of yourself. You can do it. You have to visualize the goal and go with strength in that direction. Keep a positive attitude: you have come this far, you have overcome all obstacles, you are almost finished: just a little more effort. You’ll make it!
We are with you.
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