Thesis: First job as a professional and last as a student
The thesis is the first job as a professional can use it to strengthen your resume when looking for opportunities in job boards, such as computer work due to the knowledge that you acquire with your development. And he is the last one as a student, since you will have to follow the guidelines of the house of studies where you are graduating.
What is a degree thesis?
As we all know, the thesis is a research work, developed under certain specifications according to the university where it is being carried out. In a simple way, it is a requirement to obtain the qualification of what is being studied at the University.
I consider that the thesis of degree, is one of the last researches carried out by the student. Hence the formal language and technical words that will be common in the development of his career as a professional. You will demonstrate your acquired knowledge, for which you must master the subject and especially like what you are doing. Since you’ll be working with that topic for about 6 months or maybe longer.
He is also the first as a professional, since with him he starts the elaboration of the projects that will be in his daily professional future. Because all the information must be formally presented to your bosses and superiors during your professional practices when you are already working in the area you studied. The thesis will teach you to work in a formal way.
Characteristics of a degree thesis
Must handle a formal language, based on the knowledge acquired in the career that is being studied. This type of research should be easy to do, provided that the student has the necessary knowledge to elaborate it.
Thus the writing of the same one is based on some technical norms that are used for the writing and elaboration of the academic and scientific works. Such as:
- APA rules.
- Vancouver rules.
- ISO 690
- Inotec norms.
To name a few, which should be one of the few difficulties that present its development, since they are not commonly used in regular school assignments.
Classification of theses
There are different types of theses according to how each author has classified them.
It is important to consult with the tutor you have selected to guide you in the development of your thesis, which indicates which method, possible topics, study objective, among others you can develop according to the career you are studying. Remember that this person must have certain characteristics so that the elaboration of the degree work is simple and successfully complete it. Such as empathy, knowledge and accessibility. If the thesis tutor does not comply with any of them, you will end up hating your thesis and your tutor. Take into account that there are several months of work directly with him.
Choice of Thesis Tutor
This factor is one of the most important and difficult and at the same time it is carried out lightly. Since at the time of selecting your thesis tutor, many times, we choose those that have more popularity within the educational institution. Or that we like, among other qualities that are not necessarily suitable for the accompaniment of a degree work.
The universities propose a series of professionals in each one of the different areas of knowledge of the careers that are studied in the different university faculties. Each of these professions have been developed in a certain area, even being professionals of the same career. For example, a public accounting professor can be a specialist in industrial costs, know the different tax laws of the country, but his specialty is costs. Therefore, you may not be a good tutor in a thesis of internal control of accounts receivable or accounts or pay and even inventories of merchandise or issues related to taxes.
The qualities that you should look for in a thesis tutor should be the following:
- – Availability of time.
A tutor who is the head of the chair, who teaches simultaneously in different universities. And also have a large family, even if it is very professional and academically trained, it will surely be difficult to meet with him. Therefore, you will end up asking any other teacher about your doubts or what is worse, you will lose your valuable time, running after the tutor.
I have known cases of students who practically became private detectives to locate the tutor and wait for hours sitting in his office or in front of the classroom to give them 5 minutes of his time. And when delivering the final volume, the tutor practically changed their work by means of corrections that he did not do at the time. For lack of time, when the tome and ready for the defense.
- – Empathy.
It is important that you develop empathy with that tutor. The tutor must be a person that you respect both professionally and humanely. That the meetings are carried out in a harmonious way and you manage to clarify your doubts and feel at ease. A petulant, conceited and disrespectful tutor (believe me they still exist) is not recommended for a job at this level.
- – Knowledge of the subject.
Many times, we choose the tutor who is a specialist in another area, which will cause problems when developing your thesis. Many times the tutors, not knowing or being updated with the subject, invent. This is very damaging, since the juries that evaluated your thesis can postpone it because they are poorly focused or have used obsolete methodologies and / or laws.
Regarding the topic of thesis, it is important that you ask yourself what you like. If you are already working in the area, select what you better master and although you can listen to the suggestions of the various professors. Select the topic of your interest and that you master. The thesis is your work and you must love it when defending it. It is a secret to complete it successfully.
Thesis of degree, Individual or in Team?
Many times there are universities that allow different options for the development of degree work. Thus, there is the modality of carrying out the thesis individually or as a group (duplos, trios or more members). It is important that you select your thesis colleagues with interests similar to yours. Time they estimate to graduate. I invite you to read Teamwork, there I develop various councils related to this topic.
Choose the thesis topic
Due to my experience, I have noticed that from choosing the subject to finishing the investigation, the student presents thousands of doubts and concerns. Which may originate that must develop several times or not achieve the culmination of it. The thesis topic is one of the most important aspects of the beginning of the thesis. According to it, you will locate a possible problem and focus on developing the research. Some researchers point out that you have to ask several questions and give them a response before selecting the thesis topic.
- What are the reasons why you want to develop this work?
- What is your starting point?
- What knowledge and experience do you have to develop your topic?
- How familiar are you with the subject?
- Do you have experience in the use of the methodologies of the discipline where your topic is located?
- Do you know the methods, techniques and procedures specific to the discipline where you will conduct the research?
- Do you have access to the information sources required for your topic and know how to consult them?
- How will you carry out your research?
By having the answer to each of the previous questions, you already have an idea of which thesis topic you can select for your degree work. Even before placing the research title. Because of the importance of this aspect, we will work on a more explanatory article.
Title of the thesis of degree
Once the subject has been selected, and all the aforementioned aspects, the title of the thesis is begun. It is important to point out that to start with the title one begins to work with the international norms. Whether it’s the APA, Vancouver or any other that the university uses.
I recommend you visit the articles that have been developed to choose the title of the thesis. According to the problem, career and research topic.
Structure of a degree thesis.
The degree thesis is structured by sections or chapters. In general, it contains the following:
- Name or tentative title of thesis.
- Preliminary pages.
- Approach of the problem (macro-meso-micro).
- Objective to comply with the thesis (general and specific).
- Justification of the topic or investigation.
- Hypothesis to check.
- Study variables.
- Tentative index.
- Research methodology.
- Conclusions and recommendations.
- Proposed bibliography.
The important thing is that you meet the requirements of your home study. On the other hand it is important that you are an organized person and use your academic calendar. With this instrument you will set the delivery dates of each of the sections and you will keep track of the time of your thesis.
Read previous works of similar theses. Look for information in books and if you can attend talks and workshops both research methodology, and progress in the subject you are developing. Especially if they are laws, regulations if you study law or a career that relates to laws. Technological or scientific advances if your career is technology or health. By just naming some areas. The important thing is that you are updated and informed. This will help you in the development of your thesis and as a professional. Your thesis is just an academic work, it is not necessary that you stop socializing, do not attend the work anymore or your life stops because you are doing your thesis.