How to start writing the graduation thesis?

The thesis is the longed-for, and at the same time feared, moment.

How to behave? The first thing to do is to select a series of subjects and topics that interest you and in which you have obtained the best results in your course of study and then turn to the teacher of the chosen course.

Be careful to choose teachers who are not overloaded with work commitments or excessive thesis to follow: the risk (not insignificant) is that of having to really postpone for several months the time of graduation.

Do not be afraid to make proposals and offer suggestions to the teacher or to express any doubts.

Arm yourself with patience, trying to comply as much as possible with the teacher’s requests and be prepared for the frequent absences and delays of the teachers.

A thesis can be compilative or experimental: in the first case it involves the drafting of a historical-critical treatment relating to a topic on which one works from existing material (it is generally more widespread in the humanities faculties).

A research thesis (or experimental thesis) (generally more widespread in scientific faculties) instead involves a research, analysis and autonomous experimentation, on which to carry out a treatment and is more widespread in scientific faculties.

The time has come to start! Dive headlong into bibliographic research (in the library and on the internet) and remember to file and catalog anything that is of interest to you, taking a look also at texts and study notes (such as a general idea to refer to). The tools are many: paper and multimedia texts, internet, magazines, scientific investigations.

I advise you to immediately draw up a lineup, an index from which to work and develop and deepen as you begin to write.

The drafting of the index has a double function: to clarify both you and your rapporteur the structure of the work to be carried out and to allow the two parties to start a constructive dialogue. Start writing, remembering to compare as much as possible with your teacher, so as to avoid wasting time with unnecessary work.

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