If you are in the final year of your Master’s degree on any subject then you need to write a thesis on any related topic of your subject after doing some research. This is compulsory for every student to submit his thesis otherwise he will not be able to obtain his degree.
Now, in this short article we will try to provide you few essential guidelines for final preparation of your thesis. However, before preparing your thesis you must discuss in detail with your project guide about all aspects of writing your thesis.
Title of the thesis
You have to choose any suitable topic in consultation with your guide based on your specialization. Based on the topic create a title and boldly print the title on the cover page of the thesis. Your thesis will be identified with the title that you select.
There are many different styles of writing available to write your thesis. You can ask your guide on this issue and maintain the same style of writing all throughout your thesis writing. You should make yourself familiar with the writing style. Following are few common writing styles used for writing thesis.
- MLA style
- CBE Style
- The Chicago Manual of style
Paper quality and printing
Choose A4 size paper of white color of reasonably good quality where you can smoothly print by using laser printer. Use black color printing for all your texts and if necessary use different colors to highlight any important word or sentence. Typing must be done in double space with 12 or 14-size of letter. However, if you want to write any quotation, footnotes or bibliography then it should be typed in single space. You can print any charts or maps if needed. You can print on both sides of the page.
Make sure that every page is numbered in proper order except the title page, guide’s approval page and table of contents. Page number should be printed on upper right-hand side of the page.
Foreign language printing
If there is any requirement of providing any quotation or any material in a language that is other than English then you can either type in that language if possible or photocopy the material and enclose it.
Graphs, photographs etc
If you want to add any special photographs, tables or graphic information in your thesis then you can scan it from original paper and add in your thesis.
While writing your thesis you must have referred many different books or journals that are written by some authors. In the acknowledgement, you must mention the title of the page along with page number and name of the author and also the year of publications etc. Acknowledgement section is very important in any thesis writing, as this will absolve you from any allegation of plagiarism.
If you want to register copyright for your thesis then with the consultation of your guide apply for it and mention it in your thesis.
There are few websites like thesishelpers.com/masters-thesis who can also help you to complete your thesis preparation.