How to work with materials for diploma

Diploma. One word and millions of problems and cups of coffee. Theoretical part how to create and the principle of writing.

So, the plan is made up, the principle of writing is chosen, the materials are selected. It’s time to rush into the ocean of collected information and write a theory. Those students and rowing from books and articles everything that comes under the arm, risk being among a pile of messed up algae, whale carcasses, broken oars, with the tore of torn shreds of shark bodies … The teacher, after seeing all this mess, will logically send it for revision.

Practically every student who has seriously approached the writing of a diploma, after the work is finished, there is a pile of materials: photocopies, extracts, books, for which money was spent, but which were used to place several references “for decoration” … It turns out that you wasted your time and money, collecting extra material for the thesis.

Use the following principles for working with collected materials:

We have already written about the importance of preliminary systematization of materials already in the process of searching and extracting information. Recall that the collection of materials for the thesis work better to approach with sense, feeling, arrangement. This will greatly facilitate the next stage of work on the diploma

After systematization of materials you should have:

-Large blocks of information from books and articles that will form the basis for the theoretical part of the diploma

-Narrow-theoretical blocks necessary for the disclosure of specific issues, writing individual paragraphs and paragraphs

-Own notes, clever thoughts, sketches, preliminary conclusions.

Highlight the “flagships” in the list of literature and rely on them in the process of writing the theory. But remember that you can not write off material in whole pieces, you need to pass information through your brain filter. Take into account that the supervisor and reviewer probably know the main works on your topic. Even if you, having written a theoretical chapter based on two or three known works, achieve uniqueness and will be able to deceive the antiplagiarism, the chance of “pale” from the teacher’s side is high

Usually, for writing a theoretical chapter, students use 3 to 5 “flagships” and 5 to 10 books or articles that reveal narrow questions. But the diploma student needs to work out a much larger number of scientific sources on the topic under consideration.

Usually – not less than thirty, and it is better fifty and even more. But most of these sources are used one-time: inserted a quote or mentioned the position of the author

Amber Robinson