Before starting to write a diploma or bachelor thesis, the student must decide in which style he / she will design his / her text. Usually, the stylistic form of writing is part of a binding assignment, or it is determined by the school’s instructions – in which case it is left to follow the prescribed method. Normally, however, a student gets a choice of two or more text creation options.
Most often, an academic text is written in a passive gender, ie impersonally, passively.
The text then acts as if it was not written by the author, but as the text was “written by itself”. The author does not state how he sees the problem himself; Writing with a passive gender corresponds to the professional text, but it can sometimes be difficult and clumsy. Example: “Research found that…”.
Uncommonly, singular is used in college texts, even though it is the simplest and most natural way of writing for a person. Thanks to the singular, the author is open to his work, which makes it easier to get in touch with the reader, but the text does not seem so expert. Example: “I found out in the research that …”.
A possible variation is also the author plural (1st person of the plural), where the student “takes virtually” another person and uses the plural.
The text looks more professional at first glance, but often the uninitiated reader has doubts about who (and how many people) he is actually the author of the work. Example: “As part of the research we found that…”.
One of the possibilities of creating a text is an inclusive plural that is similar to the author’s plural, but more reader-oriented (engaging, invoking) participation. Example: “Let’s move to the next point”.
Whether the student chooses, or is prescribed any form of expression, he / she must adhere to it throughout the work. It is not permissible to combine individual methods or alternate writing styles within sub-chapters – the whole work must be written in one way from the introduction to the conclusion.