Mid-February – for some, it’s the perfect moment to confess to someone’s love at McDonald’s or in an Asian pub, for others it’s a great time to stop drowning out your conscience and face it: I do not even have a website, I do not even have an introduction, I do not even have an idea . I will comfort you – experience tells me that in a similar situation, there are about 50% of students who, like you, will pass the master’s exam at the turn of June and July.
But from the beginning. If you are not chasing dates, the promoter does not look at you with crooked eyes, and the family does not ask when you can admire your diploma, in other words, you are in the fourth year or in the first year of second-cycle studies, I recommend you reach for the Umberto Eco book How to write a diploma thesis? This is a short guide on what to pay special attention to when choosing the subject of the master’s thesis. In short: the topic is the most important. You should choose the one that really interests you, which exploration will not be a chore for you but for developing your passions (if you do not find one in your field of study, it means that your destiny was something other than a university). When writing a Master’s thesis, also pay attention to your financial and logistical possibilities. In other words, some topics really require sacrifices – moving around the country, for example, the purpose of access to the book, which is the only copy in Sopot, and you live in Krakow or purchase specialized books, which involves considerable costs. Do not let the promoter get into the field, do not agree with politeness about a subject that may be fascinating for your promoter, but you have no heart for him at all. Above all, however, show initiative.
Many students say that writing a master’s thesis is a waste of time. And such a thought crossed my mind many times. Because what for? Because what will it give me? Because I will not learn anything, because I could earn millions at the time, study sessions or watch TV series. However, the truth is that the fact that you wrote a master’s thesis shows that you are a person who can put forward a thesis and defend it, and this has a reference to everyday life.
Also, do not believe that to write a master’s thesis you must have an ideal work plan, as most promoters require. In my opinion, it is necessary to have only the outline of individual chapters, because what will your final Master’s thesis look like in the day you shoot a photo of yourself in front of the faculty.
Do not worry if it’s in the middle of February, and you really do not have a side. It is not true that you will not be able to write a job by June. I am in this situation myself. It is February 13 and I have neither side, but I have plenty of other things to do besides writing. The most important in this situation is self-control. I do not write my master’s thesis for two years – although no one will forbid you. The master’s thesis can be written in a few weeks. You just have to disconnect from Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and television and tell yourself clearly: I want to write a master’s thesis and with my hard work and perseverance I will do it, I will reach this finish and I will be a diamond. You will get to this finish and will be a diamond, but first of all collect the ass from the couch, create a document titled “Master’s thesis” on the desktop and start writing, because the first half is always the hardest. And most importantly: set automatic saving every few seconds and make backup copies on the mail and any portable memory.
PS. Often, when you put the last dot, Word makes you a joke and the text strikes you. I heard that if from the first sentence you set the parameters correctly (font, spacing, margins, paragraphs etc.) then you will not see it, but it is not completely verified by me information.
Good luck! In June you will be a master!