The preparation of a master’s thesis places much higher demands on the students than writing a bachelor’s thesis. Accordingly, more time is available for processing, but also the expectations of a master’s thesis are much higher.
Clean scientific work is just as necessary for researching and writing the work as precise time planning. It makes sense to choose a topic in which the basic knowledge was already taught in the study – who has already got beyond the entry phase, and for example, can fall back on an already written major seminar work, can usually better assess the writing effort and more time for the intensify the processing of detailed scientific questions.
The security in dealing with the topic will then certainly be reflected in the form of a better rating. One of the problems that students encounter during this first major workload is often the literature situation – it needs to be examined which books, essays and web pages need to be worked through and how these sources can be obtained.
Here, too, the more intensive the preparation (which can well begin even before the actual editing period), the more time remains for the clarification of further topics, the search for suitable references and the correction phase.
In principle, the great task of getting more than a hundred pages of work under control can already be partially solved by planning by forming a meaningful structure. The individual chapters as sub-steps can be edited much easier, the overall work loses its terror because it not only manageable, but can also avoid problems such as unclear associations of text sections to chapters and sub-chapters.
Those who instead choose headings that do not allow clear conclusions about the information contained in the chapter risk a much higher workload.
When working on a master’s thesis, it must always be kept in mind that every university and discipline has its own ideas about how it works and about its formalities. If there are no clear indications on the pages of the university, it may help to look at the latest thematic publications of the supervisor or second-hand supervisor. This also gives a good insight into the respective ideas and concepts that have priority there.
An exchange of ideas with other people interested in the topic can help to identify problems with their own structure and reasoning and to incorporate new ideas into the work. Ultimately, it is not about filling pages, but about doing a scientifically meaningful work, which can later serve as the foundation of a dissertation and a continuing academic career.