August 5, 2021

5 Tips on How to Write a Killer HD Thesis During Honours

This post will outline five steps that you can take to write a killer HD thesis that will impress your professors.

“Remember, it's not how long the paper is but what's in it!”

A good paper is not just one made up of pages and pages but one with comprehensive research, excellent analysis, and clear conclusions. If you follow the tips below, your markers will be truly psyched.

5 Tips on How to Write a Killer HD Thesis During Honours

  1. Read up on how to write a paper.

    There are lots of writing guides online that can tell you everything you need to know from structuring your introduction to discussion section.

    Try our very popular 'Thesis Fully Loaded Template' or 'Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Template' from our online shop.
  2. Create an outline for each section of your thesis based on your topic and research question.

    Make a plan to structure your paragraphs in a way that provides an easy to understand rationale for why this area of research is important and why you are investigating. How do your variables relate to each other?

    What theories could help to explain these relationships and their implications?

    What arguments could you propose?

    If you are feeling stuck, Get Psyched provides private thesis coaching calls which you can book online to talk to a specialised educator and researcher in the field.
  3. Every paragraph should act as a mini essay.

    Start with a topic sentence (a clear statement about what type of idea you are about to explain).

    Then provide evidence to support this topic sentence / idea.

    Are there real world examples in different patient populations or community that supports your message as well?

    Now, identify whether there are any flaws in their research or methodology. Finally, provide an interpretation of this evidence and limitation that links back to the topic sentence to solidify your overall idea/message you are trying to communicate. Then, move on to the next idea/paragraph.
  4. Use APA style subheadings regularly to break up your content.

    Subheadings make your paper visually appealing, and easy to read.

    Doing this will help you save time because it's much easier for the reader to find what they are looking for, quickly - without having to read through every paragraph.
  5. Get someone experiences to proofread and critique your drafts

    Getting a specialist tutor to review your work and provide constructive feedback on how to improve it can dramatically improve your final grade and boost your confidence.

    Do this BEFORE submitting your thesis so you can fix any errors or problems before it's too late!

That is it for now!

Happy writing... and thesis-ing!