The main issue to consider when writing a master’s thesis is to try to be in close contact with the supervisor at every stage of its creation. In fact, he decides on the final form of work, because he “signs” under it, promoting the student. Of course, the promoter providing accurate and detailed tips on not only the substantive but also technical aspects of your work, is the ideal type. However, if you feel the lack of knowledge about how to develop your magisterium from the workshop side, it means that unfortunately you do not have such a promoter and … that you have come to the most appropriate place on the web. Please note that this text is written and has the technical characteristics of the master’s thesis – all you need to do is to download the entire Word / Word file so that you can easily view and “touch” all the elements I am writing about using my computer.
The remarks and tips given below come from theoretical but also practical insights about what a “decent” master’s thesis should look like. At the same time, I assume tacitly that the materials you have already collected, you know what you want to write about and only you have doubts as to what form your work is to take. Of course, I also hope that my comments will contribute to your work being assessed at 5. This study will show you how you should go about it from a purely technical point of view. Remember that none of the advice provided here will help you in anything if your job is poor in terms of content. The content of the master’s thesis is the basis of the assessment – its appearance, layout, aesthetics can at most favorably approve the reviewer to you as the author, so that he can say that the work is simply well written. Nothing can replace reliable knowledge.
A few notes for a good start
This chapter will introduce you to the basics of writing a job. Fasten your seatbelt…
Changes and new ideas in the master’s thesis
First and foremost – and I will emphasize this once more – any major change / both substantive and technical / should be consulted with the promoter. Of course, without exaggeration – if you find that a comma is missing somewhere, you can boldly insert it without his consent. On the other hand, issues such as the layout of chapters and sub-chapters / vide: Chapters and sub-chapters / whether even changing the titles and contents of individual chapters already require talks with the promoter.
Second – your job is to be … pretty. Properly, cleanly made and bound, it is simply read well. Certainly you will put in a better mood and hone a better rating from the reviewer with a neat, readable work than stained with morning coffee in the covers of pink elephants. If in the course of writing you have any doubts about the technical side of your work, and tips on this topic you will not find in this study, trust your own sense of aesthetics remembering that the best solutions are simple, least complicated / np. with the least amount of colors – this applies especially to drawings and tables, about which further /. Trust your good taste, but remember all the time that you are dealing with serious scientific work. Think about whether you would like to read your own work in the state in which you want it to look. And of course, remember grammar, spelling and other such … but this is the second pair of wellies.
Binding and number of copies
Basically, there is not much difference as to how your work will be framed. In case of doubt. However, from my own experience I know that it would be good to cover it with rigid covers. The cost of one copy is about 10 $ depends on what kind of bookbinder and if there is an inscription on the cover – I personally recommend “Praca magisterska” and … nothing more /. You will need 3 copies / promoter, reviewer, university file /, but print and frame 4 pieces at once – it’s nice to have at least one copy on the shelf to show off your family or reminisce about the beginnings of your academic career in the warmth of your home.
Dimensions of the master’s thesis
Here you will find out how many pages your work counts, what fonts to choose for typing / if you use a computer, what widths to set, etc.
The volume of the master’s thesis
There are no strictly defined limits for the volume of the master’s thesis. If your promoter does not have any comments in this regard, take standard 60 – 120 standard typescript / vide: Fonts, margins, page size /. Less than 60 pages a very good job should not have / no, unless you are the next Einstein and your work will be short but brilliant /, on the other hand, the crossing of 120 pages is also not desirable – nobody will simply want to read especially not a reviewer. In case of problems, remember about the possibility of choosing font sizes and margin settings appropriately.
Fonts, margins, page size in the master’s thesis
I silently assume you are writing your work on a computer. If you order prescribing and printing of a work, you should not worry about this sub-chapter / although I would prefer such companies to “look at their hands” and check if they accidentally lost a page or mixed up the order.
Use a nice, not fancy and not fancy font. Remember that simplicity is the goddess of the wise. Standard font will be font size 12 pkt / 13 still acceptable /, preferably Times New Roman / although I personally like Bookman Old Style /. Of course, in the whole work it must be the same, though … you will not always use the same looking font.
Underlining and biting.
Akapity dobrze jest wyjustować / looks a bit neater than alignment to the left /, but then you have to remember about moving words: or decide not to move / divide / word throughout the text / so it is the most comfortable /, or, and this is my proposition, do this is limited, for example, to two or three subsequent verses. Remember – this matter depends only on your will and preferences.
Set margins and font size so that the page A4 contains approximately 1800 characters / standard typescript, ie 30 lines of 60 characters / spaces are also characters! /. You must also remember to leave some 1cm for the bookbinder in addition to the appropriate margins. In an ordinary Word, the settings look like this:
As you can see, above we had the opportunity to view the table – a tool useful and liked by reviewers, which you can use to elegantly present a lot of data / eg. statistics /. You can find more about tables and drawings in Tables and figures.