Why is it advised to finish writing few days before submission of the final thesis? Not just because you may not cross the deadline, but also because a final touch up is remaining and it is going to take time. If you are done with your write-up that doesn’t mean that you are done, ‘editing’ that, of course, is the last yet very crucial phase of pre-submission is still left.
No matter how diligent and dexterous you are, still drafting error free theses in one go is not viable. It’s not because you were not conscious enough while writing, but because there are so many guidelines and specifications required during the process that skipping few is quite obvious. Thus, to attain a flawless thesis an overhauling by a subject editor becomes imperative. So, let’s go through some of the negatives that need to be removed and some positives that are appreciated if added –
Contented editing –Initially write-up is checked for what was supposed to be written and what exactly is written along with what was expected to be explained and what is exactly expounded. As editors make sure that you have a clear idea about your thesis, consequently your thesis should be knotted together in one string of thought. Actual, logical and valid information’s should be included and vague and unrealistic information should be ignored.
Language check –Avoid repetition, duplication, fluffs and irrelevant material. Also, the language should be simple so that it can be easily understood by the reader rather than being flowery and ornamental.
Grammatical errors –Writing English is not a big deal, but writing correct English is of course is. Therefore, a thorough check of grammatical consistency is necessary, tenses, style, voice, vocabulary and sentence formation are some of the significant marks on the scale of editing.
Proofreading –Editing the paper from guideline prescribed by the university. Check on punctuation marks, spell check, line spacing, paragraphs, page numbering, figure numbering, tabulation, graphs and chapter alignment all comes under proofreading. It is the final touch up of the thesis that requires a thorough revision of every note from source to the appendices.
To continue with above context, a thesis is edited in the form of rejection first and then revitalizing the leftovers. Furthermore, if the addition of a thesis is not done seriously then chances of rejection increases, whereas in another way it triumphs.
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