One of the most frequent mistakes of the authors of the diploma and bachelor’s theses was one article in our blog – it focused on the mistakes in the choice of the topic, on the formulation of the title of the work, or the importance of professional stylization of the text. However, as this is a really important aspect of creating a qualifying job, we are adding more caution.
In addition to the previously mentioned, it is necessary to avoid seemingly unimportant shortcomings, which can (unnecessarily) reduce the degree of evaluation and otherwise excellent work. At first glance, typos – double gaps, the use of a hyphen instead of a hyphen, poorly placed quotation marks, one-letter clutches, and prepositions at the end of a line, or the absence of a hard space that will cause the date at the end of a line to be torn out, usually appear. Not to mention gross spelling mistakes, they can even result in the opponent refusing to read the text and returning it to rework. Even if the errors are then removed, the bad student image will no longer improve.
Another area of concern for students is the formatting of the text in Word.
Here it is necessary to avoid all creativity, to suppress artistic and aesthetic feelings and to adhere precisely to the methodological instructions prescribed for DP and BP by each school (often even every faculty) somewhat differently. Although decorative or colored fonts may seem more appropriate to the student’s work, larger gaps between paragraphs as clearer, and flower instead of obligatory round bullets as more inventive, these student fantasy manifestations are usually not desirable. On the contrary, it is necessary to keep a uniform style regarding the type and size of the font, the distance between paragraphs, the numbering of headings, the appearance of text in bullets, etc.
A separate chapter is then citing a foreign text.
Requirements for form and content of a citation are even stricter than formatting. The citation standard ČSN ISO 690 is most often used. It allows citing in three ways – using numerical references, continuous footnotes, or the so-called Harvard system. It is important to choose one of the ways (unless it is specifically designed by the school) and to stick to it throughout the work. Quotation must be unified, and once again seemingly unnecessary details, such as the bracket shape of online citations, the order of data in the footnote, the citation placement in the text vs. the citation must be uniform. at the end of the sentence, etc.
If a student meets with similar requirements for the first time, it is common for him to find himself challenging and chaotic. Moreover, the more advanced work with Word is not a very simple matter, as is the stylistic and grammatical proofreading of the finished text. We also offer assistance with any adjustments and checks on your qualification work