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Good advice when writing your master's thesis

Last modified: 28.01.2020

Are you just about to start your master's thesis? Here is some good advice that will help you get started and keep going. 

  1. Write about something you are passionate about. It keeps you motivated.
  2. Start at the beginning, even when you don’t know much about the subject yet.
  3. Read focused. 
  4. Writing a thesis is a fulltime job. Expect to work 8 hours a day, remember to take breaks, and when you are off duty, enjoy your time off with a good conscience.
  5. If you write alone, find someone to help read your text and keep you going.
  6. There are many “how to write”-books. Some may be helpful to you, but let them distract you from actually working on your thesis. 
  7. Ask for a different supervisor if you don’t cooperate well.
  8. Reward yourself for a day's work accomplished, and don't beat yourself up when your day has been unsatisfactory.
  9. Get help from your study secretary if you end up having problems finishing your thesis.
  10. Get started – every day.