It isn’t easy to escape college. Well, for those who are under a Bachelor’s degree in Science, before one graduates, one requirement they have to complete is their thesis. Dubbed as the hardest requirement in college, finishing your thesis is indeed not an easy task, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pass it with flying colors. Here are 8 tips you might want to know if you’re currently or about to take your thesis.
1. Embrace the challenge
Yes. It’s going to be hard, strenuous even, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Embrace the task ahead and remember to always give your 100%.
2. Invest on empirical or research studies
They will be your best friends. It’s not a joke that majority of what you write on your thesis is past researchers and studies, so do your best and go around libraries to look for those jewels. Don’t always settle for what you find in the Internet, but instead go back in time and hit up libraries around town.
While writing your thesis, make sure that the flow of your paper is good. Make an outline so it’s easier and you don’t have to end up revising and making sure everything is coherent. Before writing everything, known where and when to insert the corresponding details for the paper. It’s important to work smart.
4. Take it one step at a time
There’s no need to rush, it’s like learning to fly, or falling in love. Okay, not really, but your thesis may seem overwhelming especially when you’re actually writing it. Nevertheless, one tip is to concentrate on the corresponding task at hand first and do put all your effort there before moving on to the next. Write drafts, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, that’s part of perfecting your paper.
5. Constantly consult a professional
Whether it’s your thesis adviser, statistician or a fellow classmate, don’t be afraid to ask for help. That’s why they’re there, to help and guide you so don’t take assume and take all the work in by yourself. After all, no man is in Island.
6. Stay the course
There will be a point where you just want to pull all your hair out especially if nothing’s making sense. Just always remember that this is part of the process, struggling means growth, and nothing worth having comes easy.
7. Don’t cram
This, I cannot stress enough. Even if you are the type that works best under pressure, make sure not to cram before the deadline because thesis requires a lot. Don’t cram on collecting past researches, studies or writing it in general or it will end up biting you at the end.
8. Never give up and believe in yourself
You didn’t come this far to give up now, right? Keep pushing yourself and motivate yourself by imagining how great you’ll look up there in your toga and diploma.
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