You have recently abandoned the classic phrase of the university student – “Tomorrow I have the exam!” – and you have officially entered the fantastic world of the thesis.
In a few years you will surely be nostalgic for these years … but now you can’t think of anything but your graduation grade.
Don’t waste time and get to work immediately! Today’s keyword: Thesis sources!
When they were little they used to say to you: “Read that is good for you!” And they recommended you an endless list for the Christmas holidays … you couldn’t see the time to grow up so you could rebel!
Now that you have grown up and you could freely choose what to read … you find yourself (reluctantly!) Consulting bricks in a foreign language that your tyrannical rapporteur does is advise you to increase the bibliography!
Without you noticing it, history repeats itself! But now you also have another need: how to correctly manage all this information so as not to go crazy?
If you decide to ignore the advice of those who have already been there … know that you will regret it!
So as not to find yourself with the quotations included in the thesis without having the faintest idea of where they come from … you will realize that pinning each time the title of the book from which you take them is not such an absurd idea!
Like a little Sherlock Holmes (or, if you feel more at ease, like a mini Detective Conan!) Browse the volume you have in your hands up to the bibliography. Here you will surely find useful ideas with zero search time!
In this way you will increase your sources exponentially and you will have a wide choice of material to consult!
If you have obtained useful sources by following advice # 2, do not waste time earned in the most trivial way.
Keep your curiosity in check and don’t give in to the temptation to read your sources in full! Now it’s time to extrapolate only what interests you!
If you are asking yourself … here is the answer you were looking for! For a lot of reasons:
Provide the reader with the opportunity to learn more about the topic by going to read the original text from which you took your information
You are the author of your thesis. So do not appropriate ideas of others by passing them on to yours: always leave a trace of the authors who helped you formulate your thoughts.
Read this article to learn more about it and understand where the famous “copy-paste” method begins and ends: Copy-paste in your degree thesis? Risks and defects
For the series “If something is not difficult, we do not like it!” Can happen – and since you are particularly lucky, you are sure that this option will happen to YOU ONLY! – of having to cite secondary thesis sources. What does it mean? Don’t worry: to understand what it is, take a look at our article:
Finally, to avoid messing up the sources correctly in the bibliography, read here: