Posted on 8th Apr 2017 00:36:16 in Proofreading

Planning to write a thesis

(Post was wriitten and proofread by International Student "Sergei Chastuhin" and posted as it is)


Initially, the work plan only outlines the subject of research in general terms, but in the future it can and should be refined, but the main task set by the applicant should remain unchanged. The work plan has an arbitrary form: it usually consists of a list of rubrics linked by the internal logic of the study. Individual sections of the plan should be written on separate cards. This allows us to find a more logical and acceptable scheme for their location as a result of a number of mechanical permutations. The next stage of the work is a plan-prospectus, which is a summary of logically arranged questions, on which all the collected factual material will later be systematized and give your work to some one who can do a proofreading of your work. According to this plan, it is possible to judge the main provisions of the content of the dissertation, the principles of the disclosure of the topic, the construction and correlation of the volumes of its individual parts. Almost the plan-prospectus is a draft of the dissertation with a summary of the contents of its chapters and paragraphs. The need to draw up a prospect plan is determined by the fact that by systematically including new data in such a plan, it can be brought to the final structural and factual scheme of the dissertation work. Here, the general goal of the work is determined, the central task is formulated, available reserves are identified and the methods and techniques necessary for the fulfillment of the plan.

In creative research the plan always has a dynamic, mobile character. He can not and should not connect the development of the concept of the thesis, while maintaining a clear and definite scientific direction in the work. Acquaintance with the literature published on the topic of the dissertation begins with the development of the idea of ​​the proposed scientific research, which finds its expression in the theme and work plan of the thesis. This makes it possible to more purposefully search for literature sources on a selected topic and to delve deeper into the material contained in published works in the press. It is necessary to determine the order of the search and, in accordance with it, to compile a card file or a list of literary sources on the topic.

Correctly compiled, proofread and edit files, even with a cursory review of the titles of sources, allows you to cover the topic as a whole and clarify the goals at the beginning of the research. All kinds of sources whose contents are connected with the topic of the dissertation research should be reviewed: materials published in various domestic and foreign publications; Unpublished documents (reports on scientific research works, theses, author's abstracts, deposited manuscripts, etc.); Official materials. The degree of development of the problem is most appropriately revealed when acquaintance with information publications, the purpose of issuing operational information about both the publications themselves and the most significant aspects of their content. Information publications, unlike bibliographic, operate not only with information about printed works, but also with ideas and facts, in them prisoners. Before publication the work needs to be proofread by native speaker.

In addition to efficiency, they are distinguished by the novelty of information, the full coverage of sources and the availability of a reference tool that allows you to quickly organize and find the necessary materials. Bibliographic publications contain an ordered set of bibliographic descriptions announcing what is published on the issue of interest. Bibliographic indexes are most often of a signal character and consist of a list of bibliographic descriptions often without annotations and abstracts.

They are distinguished by the speed of preparation and the comparatively short timeframe from the moment the publication is published to the moment of its publication in the index. Abstracts contain publications of abstracts, including an abbreviated statement of the content of primary documents (or parts thereof) with the main factual information and conclusions. The reference publications include abstract journals, abstract collections, express information, newsletters. One should pay attention to the publications of the All-Russian Book Chamber, which publishes bibliographic indexes "Book Chronicle", "Chronicle of Periodic and Continuing Publications", "Chronicle of Newspaper Articles", "Annals of Dissertations", etc. Along with information publications for information retrieval, -search systems, databases and data banks