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It should be noted that the preparation of materials and the accumulation of necessary information is of great importance for your thesis. Without this, you can’t even write a draft text that your supervisor will require to check soon. Therefore, we consider several important elements of the preparatory stage. Topics for a future dissertation are selected at the very beginning of the educational process. Your topic should correspond to the master’s program, which is approved at your department or faculty. You can independently choose a topic, for example, which is not in the department list, but first consult with the supervisor, evaluate your capabilities in finding the necessary information, as well as in conducting the experimental part of the study.

If you have not found a suitable topic, you can use the following techniques: study several catalogs with master’s or postgraduate dissertations that were written in previous years; consider the options of dissertations that were written in related sciences or at the intersection of two scientific principle, the structure of the master’s qualification work will be similar to the previous coursework and abstract work, but it will differ in more complex sections.

Working through various literature, it is necessary to make a brief summary or notes in the notebook. Try to pay more attention to specific facts, without rewriting a few paragraphs of the author’s arguments. A lot of “water” can be found in the publications of the disciplines of the humanitarian cycle. Interesting material can be written in a separate notebook, while highlighting the broad fields for your comments (for example, in which section or paragraph you need to include this information). You can make photocopies of the pages by cutting out the necessary passages from the text, which are pasted in the form of applications into an album or a large common notebook.

The fact is that the materials that you will study do not provide information exactly according to the dissertation sections. First, you will have a giant mosaic or information puzzle, which then will have to necessary material is collected, then you can safely begin to write a draft dissertation. In doing so, you should regularly consult with the supervisor. This will help to avoid rewriting the entire text of the work, if you have mistaken somewhere or left the topic of study, carried away by secondary aspects, missed important facts and so on.