Eight practical tips for writing the thesis

That thesis has been waiting since the night of the times and has set out to finish it once and for all this summer that is coming. So here are eight practical tips to write the thesis (of a good time!) That we have selected from an extraordinary book .

  1. Beware of words, sentences and long paragraphs

    The human mind more easily retains simple or simple ideas when reading. For readers, it is much easier to read immediately than to read immediately. It is better to select a short word than a long one. Example: child instead of creature; Capable rather than competent. Prefer the simple to the complex; Words common to scientific, even if the work is scientific.

    On the other hand, it is also desirable that the sentences be as short as possible. Example: The lesson was too heavy for participants who had not yet received instruction in the subject being studied. This sentence can be divided into two: The lesson was too heavy. Participants had not received instruction on this topic.

    Finally, long paragraphs should also be avoided. These, at first sight, discourage the reader. It is true that a paragraph must contain a sentence with the central idea; Two or three that support or develop that idea and a final that concludes it. But each of these sentences must be short, so the paragraph is simple.

    2. Avoid unnecessary words

    In a thesis, point it out well, adjectives and adverbs are not necessary. Example: That service offered by the university is necessary because of the poor organization that counts. The bad adjective is unnecessary. If you remove it, the sentence does not change. Remember that writing must be objective. It should not show the feelings of the author and, usually, the adjectives and the adverbs reveal how the author feels before the situation that shapes.

    3. Decide !!!

    Decide whether to use singular or plural, I or we, or the impersonal form itself. Whatever it is, it must be constant throughout the document. If it is decided by the impersonal or the first person singular, I, should not write our country when talking about Mexico, or our students if it is referring to the students you are teaching.

    4. The gerund ruins your work

    Avoid the gerund. If the action you express is not simultaneous with that of the verb in the sentence, do not use the gerund. Example: The students wrote with pen, putting aside the books. This is correct if at the same time that the students wrote they were also putting aside the books, but really what is meant is that before writing, they set aside books. This should be written: They set aside books and wrote with pen.

    The most serious and the most common mistake is to start a sentence with a gerund. It tends to leave it as a phrase, or else to neglect the syntax. Example: Reading to the most outstanding authors in this subject, Pedro Gomez is the one that develops it in greater depth. In this sentence, the subject is I (implicit) and in the final part, the subject changes to Pedro Gomez. It is better to say: Of the most outstanding authors, Pedro Gomez is the one who develops this subject in greater depth. Or, better yet, the other way around. Pedro Gomez is the one who develops this topic in greater depth, of the most outstanding authors.

    5. Do not use vague terms like terrace or several authors say !!!

    The word terrace is usually used when one no longer thinks of what else to write. Example: For an administrator it is important to know your workers, their family background, their ideologies, their habits, etc. There are many other things that should interest an administrator about their workers, such as their philosophies, hobbies, interests, fears, attitudes, knowledge, skills and values. However, the author put, etc. That allows the reader to add whatever he wants. The author’s thoughts may not be as deep as those of the reader. Therefore, in the thesis, it is not allowed to use vague terms like etcetera, and neither … and others; Several authors; Theorists; the investigators. Whenever these expressions are used, it is necessary to put in brackets who, what authors, what theoretical, what researchers. Example: