A thesis is the most important write up in a researcher's life. Writing a thesis proves very difficult for most students. They may carry out research with ease; but writing the research document in the form of a thesis is something they cannot seem to do with ease. Students face different kinds of difficulties in writing a thesis. Let us checkout the linguistic aspects of students' difficulties in writing a thesis.
The linguistic aspects of students' difficulties in writing a thesis will include problems mainly with grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling. Academics is set on some quality and standards which all academic writings must follow. It is a great challenge for most students to be able to write in good, grammatical English. A student into his school should first master the structure of the language he studies. A good amount of dedication, hard work and patience are needed for the same. A write up with perfectly grammatical language is intelligible to all; but a thesis in a poorly grammatical language will make things disastrous in academics. Learning the rules of a language and mustering the ability to write it without grammatical errors should be the target of every student across the levels of education.
A thesis should be the combination of the right words in the right place in the right order. Having to write a thesis, a researcher will naturally be in a dilemma as in how to put things together in the thesis. Lack of sufficient vocabulary will land the students in trouble especially while writing a thesis. Researchers must read a lot while conducting research. Only a voracious reader will have a large vocabulary. It is mandatory that a thesis has the required technical terms along with the connectives of the language. A lucid style is not preferred in research. Researchers need to go through a large number of research papers in order to get a clear picture of the kind of language which is to be used in a thesis. Perfectly grammatical language with dense materials will be instantly appreciated in the academic circle.
Punctuation and spelling are the next issues faced by a vast majority of students. None will like to read a text which runs into a page or two without punctuation marks in between. Sentences must be clear and brief in any kind of writing. Short sentences entail better comprehension. Commas and semi colons help the readers to grasp the content easily and effectively. The ability to spell words correctly is another desirable quality among students. A thesis has to be read and evaluated by panels of examiners. The subject experts will least want a thesis with wrongly spelt words. Spelling has to be practiced by children quite early in life since during higher education one does not find time to complete the extremely important assignments.
All these difficulties are concerned with the linguistic aspects. When all these exist together in a place the outcome will be drastically disheartening. A research document submitted for the highest degree should be perfect in all respects. This indicates how important revision and modification of drafts are in research. A thesis, by default, has to undergo multiple rounds of revision before it gets a green signal by a research supervisor. In order to write a high impact thesis these linguistic difficulties must be resolved on an individual basis.