Learn from Other Students’ Mistakes

This is a list of dos and don’ts collected from my notes to theses and dissertations and from jury recommendations and comments at student defenses.  Let it serve as a checklist for your own research project.  Entries marked with “KBU” indicate requirements of Karabük University.  This page is updated on a bi-monthly basis, so don’t forget to bookmark it.

  • All text on your research paper title page should appear in uppercase.
  • Titles of novels and other publications in forms of books should be italicized and not to be enclosed in quotation marks.
  • The list of keywords below the abstract should appear in alphabetical order.
  • Your abstract should be one paragraph long.
  • If you’re defending your research paper for your Master’s degree, refer to it as your “thesis”.  If you’re defending it for your doctoral degree, refer to it as your “dissertation”.
  • Never use “I”, “me”, “my” and “mine” in research.
  • The order of the literary texts in your title should match the order of their discussion in your chapters.

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