Lesson 21: Class Conclusion
In this final lesson, we’ll be tying together all the lessons we discussed in this class.
You’ve finally arrived at the last part of this class! In this part of the course, we’ll be summarizing everything we learned in this module so that you have a complete and coherent understanding of the entire thesis writing process.
We began this course by introducing a thesis paper and what it’s for. We were able to establish that a thesis is your final requirement before earning your degree and that executing it well is key for being able to achieve a good education. After this, we were able to gear up for thesis writing by identifying the three phases of coming up with a thesis paper: planning, writing and editing. From there, we were able to divide the course into these three parts and specify how to go about accomplishing all the tasks that need to be completed in each specific portion.
Our second part dealt with the planning part of thesis writing: we were able to determine how to be ready for all the things that come with conducting a thesis study and subsequently, writing it. We were able to identify the need to prepare for certain obstacles such as financial constraints, coming up with a topic, identifying your audience and your paper’s scope and limitations. In this portion, we were also able to list down different ways of dealing with these possible hindrances like applying for institutional funding or thoroughly analyzing whether or not your topic is relevant, feasible and novel. .
Next we went onto the meat of the matter—writing your thesis. We went in the order in which the parts of a thesis are ordinarily arranged. We began with the title page and ended with the appendices. Each part of the thesis was elaborated on using examples as well as by identifying what should and shouldn’t be included. We also tackled how each part should be written: what kind of voice and point of view should be utilized for each part, based on that section’s objectives (e.g. to introduce, to conclude, to interpret, etc.).
Finally, we were able to discuss how to perfect your thesis by editing it. We learned how to select what information belongs in the thesis and what sticks out. We were also able to identify how to check your paper for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors so that we can minimize the occurrence of mistakes before the paper is submitted. Lastly, we were able to see why it’s important to look at a text with a fresh pair of eyes and why it’s crucial to consult a third-party reader prior to the paper’s submission.
Given all these lessons, we’re now ready to go and conquer the process of thesis writing. We now have sufficient information on thesis writing and what hurdles we might have to jump over—moreover, we have information on how to jump over these challenges and write a successful, excellent thesis paper!