The deadlines for submitting bachelor or master theses are approaching slowly but surely. Therefore, we have prepared the following list of things you should check before submitting. So let’s do it!
1) Does the work contain everything he has?
Each school has its own methodology for drawing up the final theses. Among other things, you will find in it what the work should contain. Mostly it is the cover page, abstract English, the content of the work or attachments, introduction, conclusion and of course the text itself. However, the demands of individual schools are usually different, so be sure to look into this methodology again and check all the items before submitting them.
2) Did you follow the correct text range?
The specified number of pages of the final thesis means pure text. Thus, the cover page, the content, and the images or charts are not counted. Some schools also ignore the introduction or conclusion. You will find this information again in the relevant methodology. The final work should definitely not be shorter, but too long than the required number of characters. The evaluation of extensive work is very difficult and it is possible that the opponent or the commission will not notice all its qualities, which may be reflected in the subsequent evaluation.
3) Did you choose the desired numbering?
The numbering of the final theses is relatively difficult. However, the requirements of individual schools are mostly the same – numbering from the beginning. However, this does not mean that the introduction will start with the page number 1. The previous page also has its number – however, the numbering should be visible from the beginning, which will be marked by the number 5, according to the number of previous pages.
4) Is the content compiled correctly?
The content of the work must correspond to the subsequent numbering. You need to think about it, especially if you build it manually. Most students have the content generated automatically using a text editor (eg Word). However, it is still good to check the content and make sure that everything is fine. The text may be scattered;
5) Did you give the exact title of the work?
Yes, you should check this too. When you submit a paper job, you may easily find yourself returning to printing and correcting the mistake due to a typing error or a missing word in the title. In most cases, work cannot be accepted in this case. And if you really give in at the last minute, it can be very unpleasant.
6) Are literary sources wrong?
Make sure you have listed all literary sources correctly and in the desired format. There are plenty of possible ways to record literary sources. However, the Harvard system is preferred for final theses. Numbers in square brackets or footnotes are mostly not allowed.
All sources should be listed in a uniform way – this also needs to be checked. At the same time, make sure you don’t forget to include any of the sources in the text in the list and vice versa. It’s a rather lengthy job, but it’s definitely worth it. For convenience, try Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, and more. You can easily store literary sources in them and the program then generates the necessary list.
7) Is the work without typos and grammatical mistakes?
This aspect is also very important for the evaluation of the final thesis. An opponent or a commission can easily make a nasty picture of you on the basis of frequent mistakes, and the job evaluation will be lower. For example, automatic check in Word will help you check the correct grammar. However, it does not capture all the errors. It is therefore a good idea to let the job lie in your head and read it again in time. Likewise, you can ask your parents, friends, partners and more to read the job and catch any mistakes. They will also give you feedback that can definitely come in handy.
Once you have written the work and checked the points above, just submit. You will surely be able to defend your defense with an overview. We hold your fists.