Writing the Thesis

This article lecture looks at writing the thesis. There are five areas we are going to examine, first we will look at suggestions for writing a well presented thesis, secondly we will discuss the expectations concerning the style and structure of the thesis, then we will address how you can achieve a clear argument. This is followed by a brief discussion on proving your knowledge about relevant literature and finally we will propose some helpful writing tips.

Now writing a well presented thesis starts with writing good sentences so let’s first look at the very basic unit of writing sentences in the thesis. You are expected to demonstrate good grammar and thoughtful consideration about your topic, you should use a formal academic tone throughout your writing all these are tied up with the sentences you write. Sentences should be complete with one idea within every sentence a complete sentence contains a subject and a verb it is preferred that you use the active voice rather than the passive voice as this ensures. Clarity of expression, avoid fancy words and fancy sounding sentences as this impresses, no one neither you should provide nor your panel you only impress yourself so you short simple words and phrases stay precisely what you mean and aim for an economy of expression.

Let’s now look at the verb tenses most commonly used there are three timeframes: present, past and future. Ensure that your writing is situated in one of these timeframes and that the verb tense you use is consistent with this time frame. Throughout your thesis do not share tenses like this in 1996 Jones proposed that all approaches to the problem were within the same paradigm he says that a level playing field is necessary. If we want consistent outcomes let’s first look at the present tense most academic writing is written in the present tense, this is used three times more than the past tense we use the present tense to refer to actions and events that take place generally in the present but not necessarily at the present moment or time for example observational learning is important in socialization in particular people learn patterns of behavior by observing primetime. Television shows this thesis presents a discussion of observational learning and the process of socialization. This is followed by a review of behavior patterns that may be learned as a result of watching primetime television. Finally, some implications for public policy are presented.