Preparation of the thesis
The thesis is an original, independent and professional work of a student.
When writing a thesis students need to make use of their own obtained knowledge but also refer to and cite other authors when needed (for example summarizing the facts from work of others and using concepts and theories as well as cite and write other people’s thoughts in one’s own words).
It is important to notice that there are special rules and guidelines that needs to be followed when making use of and citing already published data. If these rules are not followed accordingly proposed thesis will be rejected and sometimes marked as plagiarized!
In some cases research and writing for a thesis is based on specific data that is already published somewhere, or was already obtained using polls, research, analysis. When summarizing existing data this data needs to be re-classified, enriched, expanded and fortified with authors own opinion and therefore provide added-value.
Simply rewriting and republishing same data over and over again adds no special value to it and is considered plagiarism.
Not sure how to approach your thesis?
Follow the steps below if you are unsure how to properly approach and start working on your thesis.
- Brainstorming – thesis title proposal,
- examine and review the rules and instructions for writing a thesis,
- once you pick a topic and title for your thesis check required and available resources on that specific topic (availability of possible literature and other resources – for example will you need a laboratory to do experiments to obtain raw data on which you will work on?),
- consult with your appointed (or chosen) mentor(s) about the suitability of the proposed title and content.
- Disposition proposition in collaboration with your supervisor / mentor,
- approval for disposition of the thesis,
- obtaining confirmation for your thesis theme, disposition and selected / appointed mentor(s).
Writing and analysing
- Start writing a thesis (chapters structure, mind mapping),
- carry out research work (eg. poll, data analysis, possible laboratory work),
- content writing and thorough data analysis,
- cooperation with your supervisor / mentor (1st draft revision, 2nd draft revision …)
- final data analysis, assumptions validation, writing conclusion and closure with a help of a supervisior / mentor),
- writing a “thank you note”, writing a summary and key words in your own language and in one foreign language (usually it is English),
- final review of your supervisor / mentor.
- Proofreading and correction of possible grammar mistakes,
- thesis layout review / proper formatting,
- and finally publishing your work!
After all these tasks are done you need to defend your thesis on a public hearing and present your work to public. Ceremony presentation of diplomas.
About plagiarism and unknowing plagiarism
Thesis / diploma is an original and unique work. Plagiarizing others work and publish it as your own is not considered unique and is also against the law. Plagiarizing is considered cheating as it is basically stealing someone else’s work and not cite them or give them credit.
What is considered plagiarism?
Make sure you are not doing any of the following:
- Presenting work or assumptions of someone else as your own,
- copying text or ideas of someone else without giving them credit or attribution,
- not using quotes when citing someone or a statement,
- incorrectly sourcing references,
- copying thoughts, sentences or words and rewriting them as your own,
In some cases students might unknowingly plagiarize someone else’s work. For example preforming a research on a subject that was already researched and presenting very similar findings. While this is considered unique work (as it was done by a student alone and not copied) it might fail on plagiarism check.
In such cases this website I recently stumbled upon might come in handy. Scribbr.com is a website offering a service for proofreading of your thesis and plagiarism check in order for you to avoid unintentional plagiarism. What they can do for you is to proofread your thesis (or any other professional work) and ensure that is grammatically correct. On top of that they can also check your work for possible plagiarism. Pay them a visit at www.scribbr.com
Do you think that most of what you have learnt at math in school is useless? That might be the case for some, but for majority of people math is something they need ever day.
Maths is hard
The problem is that math requires a lot of studying and many of us were pretty lazy in primary school when everything else was more interesting than the math itself. The fact is also that not everyone likes math. I know I didn’t!
For some, math is a very difficult subject. These students need help with studying. Of course, studying mathematics is somewhat different than studying for other subjects. You cannot learn mathematics by heart – only mathematics rules can and must be learnt by heart. You need to utilize your logic in order to understand math problem and find a solution for it. Some people need more exercise to achieve this, some less.
Interactive learning vs classic learning
Classic learning by doing exercises and studying from books has always been and still is very effective. It is somehow boring though.
With the development of Internet and interactive learning, studying maths can now be more exciting and better yet – more effective. At caddellpreponline.com they have developed a tool that does just that – makes studying math more interesting.
They offer over 150 free math lessons, interactive quizzes where you can challenge yourself and your skills as well as test preps for SAT, SHSAT and TACHS.
The best thing with this service is that you are able to track your progress over time and find out where your excel and what are your weak spots on which your should work on. A free trial offer is available for you to test out this tool and then sign up for premium membership if you are satisfied with the service. I suggest you pay a visit to the site and try it out yourself.
Classic method of learning through books and notes will always be effective, no doubt about that. It has been like that for centuries.
But with the invention and widespread of Internet things have changed. Interactive learning has become and integral part of education nowadays.
How can modern technology improve learning process?
Computers, smart phones and tables improve learning process by automating unnecessary routine tasks, help us organize better, allow us to access the information much faster and store large amounts of data.
One of the main advantages is also the ability to customize learning process according to our needs.
Apps to speed up learning process
Smartphones users nowadays simply cannot imagine the world without an app for almost everything. Education apps are very popular, too.
There are apps to help you do proper push-ups, apps to teach you how to tie a tie and there are also apps to teach you how to pick up girls. Besides being fun such apps can really teach you stuff. You basically learn trough play.
There are fun apps and there are professional apps. Maxschoolar’s mobile application named MaxPhonics for learning and improving reading level for children is an example of a user friendly and engaging application that offers plenty of interaction opportunites.
In my opinion this is the best reading software that you can download from Google Play or Appstore.
The app includes:
- 4 different modules with over 15 chapters and a variety of practice drills
- Easy download and user interface
- Over 500 hours of learning with the full version ($0.99 per chapter)
- More than 10 comprehensive exercises on the different modules for FREE!
Students that have used Maxschoolar’s reading and phonics programs have improved their reading level by up to 2 levels in 90 days, which is a very good result. I suggest you search for application on Google Play or AppStore (search for application named MaxPhonics) and install it yourself.
They offer a free trial to test out the app. After that you can buy or simply un-install it.
You can never be a hundred percent sure that websites offering academic writing are legitimate, you can only guess. But there are a few ways to check out potential candidates and increase your chances of buying a dissertation you need from online writing services.
It’s always a gamble but you can search for more than one proof before placing your order and making a payment. Below are a few things you should definitely keep an eye out, when comparing different companies offering dissertation writing.
This is probably the first thing you should be checking out; because anyone can say (or write on their website) they are on business for more than 10 years.
Those providing email as only means of communication and those who do not have the street address which you can check should probably be avoided. The company that is working for a longer period of time should definitely have a phone number you can call, if from no other reason but to provide customer support for their clients.
Previous experience is another important factor when choosing a company to do your dissertation writing. Anyone can write great dissipation paper but the point is to have great one written in your field of expertise.
You should always look for proofs such as samples of their previous work and also search for testimonials that can be verified. There is no point in hiring the company to write a dissertation for you if they can’t deliver highest quality in your field of work.
What type of guarantee is provided
Similar as with business history, having the 100% satisfaction guarantee written on the website may not include some options you could find useful. You should always look for additional revisions or changes to the text once it has been delivered – even if you’re not planning to make them (this seems very unlikely but is possible).
There is also a question of being able to communicate directly with the writer working on your dissertation. The company should also be able to provide a native English speaker should you require one. One thing more to check out is the whole website – if you find any mistakes (grammatical for example), do you think you’ll find some in your dissertation?
Ratings of the company
There is no website that specializes in rating or reviewing those types of services, but if the writing company has been in the business for a few years, there is a great chance that you can find an independent review or comments of their past work. You should also check forums or social networks for any positives or negatives said about the company. If there are more than a few negative notes, you should immediately skip that company and moved to the next one.
There are many websites offering this type of service and it’s really hard to evaluate and separate legitimate from those that are not. Please take a look at http://www.customwritingservice.com and check out all the points from above – this is an example of what to look for in a legitimate writing service website.
Roy Bow is an experienced writer working with a team of professionals from different fields of expertise, specialized in academic and dissertation writing. He can be found and contacted directly at http://www.customwritingservice.com