Okay, here is the big deal – the graduate thesis! Sounds quite exciting to us, so we strongly recommend you to get inspired, too. This is our professional hypnosis: get excited about writing your graduate thesis or nothing will work out. For further hypnotism read the text below.
What is so special about the graduate thesis that makes it extremely important? Let us return to your school years, hidden under the dusts and mists of times, and remember how much a little essay meant to pass the class. Those were golden years. Everything is much harder when you are older and need to write a graduate thesis.
A graduate thesis can be called your sophisticated scholarly writing. It is not a research paper any more, so you should lean on your own theories, and not on prominent publications. Here are few of the most important characteristics of graduate theses:
- A graduate thesis must be original. It does not mean you have to print it on the orange paper sheets. It means you have to take an issue that was not examined, or lacks decent researches, and develop it into your graduate thesis.
- A graduate thesis must have a purpose. Your issue has to be valuable for further researches, development of the field of study you belong to, or carry some social importance.
- A graduate thesis must contain a clearly stated research question. And your committee will gladly banish you if you fail to fulfill this requirement. Every mistake in a graduate thesis statement can be counted as the last one, especially a mistake as rude as vague research question.
- Graduate theses must provide readers with a decent literature review. However, your personal theory has to be based on your observations and either supplement, or neglect published sources.