Top mishaps in master’s theses

Even the best master’s thesis might seem to contain, an error that can take away the satisfaction of preparing it in an instant. Read 8 misconds in master’s theses, which should be avoided.

1 FLIGHT: Personal form: Mr or Mrs?

If you are a woman and the text is written in a masculine form, it can mean a lot of trouble. When such a mistake was made several times, you can explain it with fatigue. However, it is much more difficult to explain these types of errors that occur notoriously.

2 FLIGHT: You clearly overlooked something …

Master’s theses are checked cyclically, and vigilant promoters watch over them. If the promoter is exceptionally well accessible and the seminars are held, for example, every two weeks or every month, at each meeting you will present new versions of the work. It’s good to take control of this process and know what has been written recently and what the promoter’s suggestions were in turn. You can take the old version of the text without it. In the best case, you will be ridiculed in the presence of the group from the seminar. At the worst, sudden and unexpected changes in the concept of work can be waiting for you.

3 BUG: Poor summary in a foreign language

Almost 50-60% of the work requires a summary in English. Less (less than 5%) requires translation in other languages ​​(Spanish, French, German). If you have CAE or CPE, you can deal with this topic easily. If you are not convinced of your language skills, check the text with the person who has a better command of the language. Even the authors of scientific articles and books do not admit to their shortcomings, which can be seen in their abstracts. Remember, however, that your work will be read by the promoter and reviewer, so it is better to avoid linguistic mistakes.

4 CAPTION: Links removed from Wikipedia

Each master’s thesis should be prepared on the basis of respectable and reliable scientific sources, ie books, scientific articles, reports, legal acts, and, to a certain extent, the press. However, the availability of materials is different. What’s more, sometimes you may fail the motivation to get them. We discourage this method, but some works are prepared on the basis of Wikipedia, and articles are only paraphrased. If you decide to take this step, do not forget to remove the links. If you send text to be checked in an electronic version, the links will lead the promoter to the real source of knowledge that has been used.

5 CAPACITY: Why the results of the surveys do not sum up correctly.

This is another way that we do not recommend. Make sure that the results are added correctly and the response structure is well calculated. Otherwise, many unnecessary translations await you.

6 CAPPAD: Where are the footnotes for books?

If you are proud of writing your 50 or 80 pages, make sure that they are properly documented with book sources. Consider using internet sources (you can use them, but moderate and only on proven sources).

7 CAPTION: The text is not on the subject

You can write non-subject, because you misinterpreted a selected issue. It happens to everyone. In the second, more annoying version, the work may be inconsistent with the topic because you wrote down the title incorrectly, eg you noted an incorrect company name for analysis. This seemingly small detail can make you write everything from scratch.


8 LAPTOP: Disable AutoCorrect.

If you have noticed the self-correction in Word at the very end of writing, unfortunately you will need 2-3 hours of additional work, this time with manual correction. Remember that auto-checking should be enabled from the very beginning, then you will be able to correct errors on a regular basis.

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