Writing Your Winning Thesis

6 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2009 Last revised: 30 Mar 2010

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Jennifer Ann Lajom

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carlo Magno

De La Salle University, Manila

Date Written: July 3, 2009


The purpose of this report is to provide students with techniques in writing a clear and accurate undergraduate thesis proposal. Students commonly encounter a variety of problems in starting to write their thesis from conceptualization of their research questions, to selecting group mates, and ultimately starting to write the manuscript. To deal with these problems, students need effective preparations both psychological and technical for writing the thesis manuscript. Preparing oneself psychologically to write a thesis is an important consideration for students. This psychological preparation involves the use of effective cognitive strategies such as self-regulation. On the other hand, the preparedness in the technical writing of one’s thesis is emphasized in this workshop. Clarifications on how to arrive with research questions and the purpose of the literature review is presented. The functions in arriving with quality literature review are explained as a key in writing effectively other parts of the thesis proposal.

Keywords: thesis writing, self-regulation in research

Suggested Citation

Lajom, Jennifer Ann and Magno, Carlo, Writing Your Winning Thesis (July 3, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1429357 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1429357

Jennifer Ann Lajom

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carlo Magno (Contact Author)

De La Salle University, Manila ( email )

2401 Taft. Ave.
Manila, 4002

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