Writing is a challenge

Most students do not have major problems with completing their thesis per se. However, the how to start and knowing what needs to be done first is usually the challenge. This boils down to proper preparation prior to the actual writing so that things can flow once the writing kicks off. .

Chose Your Way Of Preparation

The preparations will differ from one student to the other but there are basic considerations that cut across the board. These first things do not necessarily concern the introduction or whatever comes first in this kind of an academic paper. They actually touch on the whole paper and even things that concern the student themselves.

Basic hints

Preparation for every kind of writing is usually as important as the actual writing. This is because what has already been considered in the preparation is easier to put in to writing. Therefore for one to get it right in writing and presenting a standard paper, first things must be done first.

Pre-Writing Tips

The following are things to consider at the very beginning and even before starting on the paper.

Brainstorming on topic ideas:

Most of the times, choosing a topic of study is never a onetime affair. Normally a list of topics is provided and one has to choose one depending on various factors. Fundamentally, the topic chosen should be in line with the student’s field of study.

Decide on a topic:

The topic is the head of every piece of writing. Therefore this is the very first thing that one must decide on before proceeding. The topic determines the direction of the rest of the paper as well as the scope of the study

Write the thesis statement:

This is basically a summary of the argument to be presented in the entire paper. It is a brief presentation of the writer’s point of view on the subject of study. It should be short yet clear and to the point. The rest of the paper is geared towards expounding and making statistical justifications on this statement.

Gather literature materials:

This paper involves reviewing different literature materials like books and journals among others. Literature review enables one to know what others have said about the subject and therefore makes the biggest part of the paper. The more material one is able to review the better.

Take notes:

This should be done as one goes through the literature materials so as to capture important details as they come. Note taking is never a waste of time even though it is not as organized. T

Determine target population:

The method of data collection and analysis depends majorly on the target population from which data will be collected from. Before one gets in to the actual paper writing, they must first decide from where they will collect data.

Handy Advice

  • Consultations: Thesis papers are usually overseen by supervisors. Before the students starts doing their paper, they must get a clearance from their supervisor.
  • The supervisor must approve the topic chosen and the arguments presented then give the student a go ahead. It is important for the tutor to be on the same page with the student to avoid unnecessary delays.
  • Time plan: What has not been planned for might as well never be done. The need to allocate time for specific tasks before starting off with the paper cannot be overemphasized.

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