Custom Thesis Writing Tips – What To Do And What Not To Do

Posted on Dec 4 2017 - 1:58pm by Editorial Staff

Writing for academia is a whole new ball game and has its own rules and boundaries that need to be adhered to. Thisis one of the main reasons why there are a very small number of people who make a decent living out of writing thesis. So before you start, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the dos and don’ts of thesis writing while if you still have a doubt, you can also consider opting for thesis writing service. Here are a few tips

Plagiarism

Long before the advent of the internet, professors were pretty good at catching students who were stealing or ‘borrowing’ phrases, sentences and ideas from other papers and journals. It helps to understand what plagiarism really is; anything that you steal or borrow from any other source without giving them due credit in your work constitutes as plagiarism.

There are several pointers to keep in mind if you do want to avoid the harsh scrutiny –

Maintain a consistent style throughout your write up. Fluctuation in writing style is one of the first give away of a material being plagiarised. So if you are writing for someone else it helps to understand what their writing style is all about. Just because you are writing for them on this particular occasion, is not reason enough for their style to change. So before you take something up, ask for something that the person has already written before.

Vocabulary

Let’s face it, not everyone is gifted with a dictionary in their head. So it always helps if you keep that in mind, especially if you are lending your voice to someone else. Here again, it helps if you have a write up by the person who has commissioned the work from you. Know what their vocabulary range is before using your own to do the talking for them.

Editing

Editing is one of the most tedious processing in the writing world; it is no wonder why editors get the most remuneration out of it. Many a times thesis writing is a mixed bag of good writing days, bad writing days, and something that the client has just poured out to us with small briefs of what to include and what not to. But sometimes it is just a bag of pages and pages of jargon that is in an urgent need of cleaning up, in whatever situation you find yourself the important thing to keep in mind is that reading and editing is equally important to the job. If you are up for it, do the editing yourself, but if you do want a professional to look at it, I highly recommend that you do.

Citations and academic lingo

Thesis writing and any academic writing is all about knowing what it is you are writing about and having relevant and recent scientific sources to back your arguments and hypothesis. It always helps to have access to latest journals and academic articles.

Having said that academic writing is also about strict guidelines and it is advised that you know them before you venture out into the field. Things like citation styles, journal guidelines for bibliography etc. are just to name a few of the many styles of academic writing. So do your research before submitting something that is bound to be sent back.

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