A Workshops on
Art of Writing a Master’s Thesis
Venue: SDM PG College, Ujire
Dates: 14 November 2016
(Admission by invitation only)
There are two important parts to a Master’s Thesis: research and formal presentation. Let us begin with the latter. Today, there are many apps and software that will ease the task of writing and presenting your thesis: software can help you in page formatting, generating consistent bibliography, finding relevant texts required for your work and so on. You will be surprised to know that many of these e-resources are available to you free of cost.
Much of your energy, therefore, should be spent in understanding the basics of research: like, reading a text, formulating a research question and generating and testing a hypothesis. Research is not a question of some inborn talent. As they say, research is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.
Keeping these issues in mind, the objective of this workshop is to unravel the different aspects of a great Master’s Thesis and outline the pleasures and pitfalls of writing it. Through various activities the workshop will introduce you to the art of writing Master’s Thesis.
- Teach students to distinguish between journalistic writing and the kinds of research required for that and academic research work
- Teach students to distinguish between reading about a topic for an exam and doing research
- Giving students some strategies to go about choosing a research topic and fine-tuning it into a research question
- Answering the question, What is a literature survey?
- Teaching students or providing guides for good referencing practices
Types of Activities in the Workshop
Lectures; Discussion; Group Activities
Organised and taught by: CIRHS