Recommendations from a PhD holder to help you craft your thesis

Writing a thesis is serious business, in fact, it is so serious that the same skills you are required to display during this exercise, are the very same skills that professionals use to publish their own papers. This is good for many reasons, but mostly because knowing this will give you a good reason to master the art of thesis writing, since its a skill that you will take with you after graduating.

As a student you will be faced with many obstacles during your academic career, obstacles that cannot be avoided and you must find ways of getting around them. This can be done in many ways and the key lesson to learn here is, with a little resourcefulness, you can accomplish almost anything you put your mind to.

When writing a thesis, you must consider many factors, the least of which is the amount of time you have in which to work. This is a serious consideration and quite often, a lack of time is what prevents most students from completing their papers successfully. To help you with this, I have compiled a list of several recommendations to help you complete your own thesis, may my experiences guide you well:

  1. Make use of a popular format style
  2. Format styles exists for many reasons and they are quite valuable to the frequent paper writer. For this reason, many schools even request specific styles for their submissions, making it almost impossible to write a paper without making use of a popular format to guide you. To find these format styles, perform a web search using your favorite search engine, choose one to suit your preferences if you instructor did not request a specific one.

  3. Put effort into selecting a good title
  4. Your title is very important and you must recognize this early. A poor title can ruin your chances of completing the paper well, making it likely that you will have to repeat it again. This should be avoided and to do this, you must spend the effort to find a course of study that suits both your skills, interests and available resources.

  5. Work hard at a strong hypothesis
  6. This statement will guide the direction your research takes, both because of the claims it makes as well as the steps necessary to test that claim. For this reason, you must be very careful when constructing this statement as you could either give yourself a very hard task as a result, or one that is quite enjoyable and productive to work with. You should take examples from published authors to help give you a better understanding of how hypotheses should be formed.

  7. Follow the examples of professionals to help you gather data
  8. Every research project requires data to support the goal of the author and this data can come from various methods, in various forms. To gather data effectively, you must be able to clearly state the requirements of your project, then devise effective ways of accomplishing it, either though reference materials or actual experiments. Having a good example with you, or a guide outlining the accepted methods of research can be a big help during this stage.