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Thesis writing II. Hints for Motivation & Logic Structure

Keep on moving and progressing with your thesis!¬†Our mind is powerful ūüôā Big courage to all students who pursuade a degree! )))

Motivation for a thesis

One of our teaching professors said, “An every cook can make a soup but a chef cooks professionally” meaning that we are students, we all know how to write reports, course works, papers, but only a Master makes it professionally. This professor told us that we should understand and see a difference between being a Master and not being a Master. She¬†has compared two things, “cooking a soup” and “leading a process of a food preparation”,¬†which means that if you know and able to lead the food preparation process you are able to cook plenty of different dishes not only a soup.

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Difficulties with a thesis

  1. Objective
  2. Subjective

You’re able to get through these challenges because you’re a Human! At the moment I will stop on the objective reasons, and continue later on the subjective ones.¬†The most common point¬†to struggle in a thesis writing¬†is a process of developing a structure and a vision of the whole¬†written¬†thesis project.

Software for structuring

You’ll need a software to structure your thesis! For example, I’ve explained the structure of my thesis right in the introduction part and I’ve used the¬†Cmap software (look at the picture below).¬†

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So I’ve shown on a concept map areas of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology¬†implementation in the¬†Supply Chain Management (SCM)¬†processes, and the same is the title of my thesis. I’ve showed the parts and combinations of concepts and highlighted a pathway of my particular study in this broad field.¬†I’ve got a very good remark from my scientific advisers for a simplified visual representation of the whole thesis. There are many different free or shareware software, for instance mind map¬†tools, MS Visio and even the SmartArt objects in the MS Word. They all are useful for structuring and representing the thesis, so make use of them and you’ll succeed! =).

About The Author

Researcher at LUT, Master of Economics, LUT & GSOM Saint Petersburg State University. Focus on Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability. Background in natural sciences.

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