What is the formal look of the master thesis?

July 17, 2019

Formal adaptation of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis forms an integral part of its assessment and therefore we will now introduce a few principles, the observance of which will help us in the development and subsequent defense.

The essence of success is the art of incorporating into a potential reader, and building it so that it is clear, logical, and easy to read. It can also be a reader who wants to find only one essential piece of information in the text, so it is important to have a correctly drawn annotation, abstract, content of the work, and conclusion.

Also, a consistent adjustment is used to navigate individual sections of text. In practice, we understand the situation when the whole work is formatted the same way, so it has the same line spacing, font size, bullets, citation method, etc. To achieve the desired state in MS Word you just need to define font styles, line spacing, text indentation and headings including their numbering. All graphs, pictures and tables should be properly labeled and described by automatic generated links. Now we will introduce the individual parts of the work and their essentials. Each school may have a different definition of the introductory pages of the master theses, so it is important to be familiar with the methodological instructions for the preparation of the master theses of the particular school, faculty or department.

As a rule, we begin our professional work with the title page, where you can find information about the name of the school, the faculty, the department, the title of the thesis in English, the subtitle of the thesis, its type (bachelor, diploma, rigorous), the name of the author and the supervisor, including all academic degrees and place and year of publication.

The following two pages are dedicated to the author’s affidavit and acknowledgment. The statement is often a predefined template, in which only the author’s personal information will be added. In addition, thank you is individual, and its inclusion as well as content are completely optional.

The next part consists of the content of the work, which must always be generated by automatic links. The work page numbering then always starts behind the last page of the content, so for example, page 6 may be the first numbered page.

The content of the work is followed by the introduction of the work, whose task is to acquaint the reader with the motivation of the author to choose the topic, and introductory information about the issue. Its range usually does not exceed 2NS.

Now we come to the theoretical and practical part of the work, which should be in a range of equations. However, some schools require the theoretical part 1/3: practical part 2/3, so it is again necessary to know the methodical instruction for the elaboration of BP and DP.

Sometimes there is a discussion in the text in which the research results achieved are compared and discussed with theoretical knowledge from the theoretical part of the thesis.

Then comes the conclusion of the work, which summarizes the findings and results of research activities.

The next part of the thesis contains a list of used literature, in which all bibliographic, legislative, internet and other sources from which the work drew, are listed in the format of the chosen citation standard. The following is an automatically generated list of pictures, tables and graphs.

The last pages of the work are devoted to the list of annexes, which include, for example, literal transcripts of interviews, questionnaires and other attachments that would not fit into the work or would unnecessarily expand it. Individual attachments are numbered and ranked in the order they are mentioned in the work. The annexes are not included in the scope of the work, and the annexes are usually not numbered or otherwise numbered.

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