Page numbering seems simple at first glance. There are no problems with the numbering of the seminar work and usually it is enough to simply insert page numbers and it is done. However, the problem arises in the final modification of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis, when it is usually required that the numbers on some pages are not visible, but the pages were still numbered.
As a first recommendation when numbering pages of your final thesis – it does not go to the very end of word processing. Page numbering is really best done at the end, ie when a bachelor’s or master’s thesis is written, you have written an abstract, a thank you note, a prepared home page, and all attachments added. It should be one of the last adjustments before the final print. This is because page numbering tends to be scattered when making any adjustments.
How to do it? If everything is ready, the page numbers are inserted via the Insert tab → Page Number. The location of the page number is selected, most often at the bottom center or bottom right, so that lighter numbers can be seen when scrolling through the printed work. If you only need to see the page number on the first page, just click the Other on the first page box. However, if the numbering has to start, for example, from the Contents or from the Beginning of the Work (where eg number 7 appears, as for the seventh page), it is more complicated and it is used to insert partitions. One option is to choose Other on the first page and insert a new section for each page where you don’t want numbering (Page Layout → Ends → Section Ends: Next Page). Similarly, if numbering is not required to be seen, for example, in attachments. Partitions must be inserted after the last word on the page (not beyond the end of the entire text, which spans eg two pages).
Even so, the correct numbering is sometimes quite challenging and may not be successful. Therefore, they will be happy to help you on our website, where they have many years of experience with this. (The above mentioned recommendations relate mainly to MS Word 2010, in other variants it may be a little different).
3 How to work with technical terms in a thesis
As the diploma or bachelor thesis should be a scientific text, the student is supposed (and basically required) to work with technical terms. These should be used clearly, precisely and above all – factually correct. It is reprehensible if a student puts a technical term in the text in such a way that it is quite clear that he / she does not know exactly how it is written, the context implies that he / she does not know its exact meaning and the situation is worse if the term is closely connected with a field that the author of the thesis has studied for several years.
The use of foreign / professional words at any cost is also unacceptable – the text should be readable, varied, it must be clear that its writer can use the synonyms of the term, knows well what the term means and what its permissible alternatives. In addition, it should be borne in mind that the text should be formulated in such a way that the reader who has not studied the given discipline, that is to a certain degree a layman, should understand it. , or using a footnote (if the explanation asks for more).
The problem of many diploma and bachelor’s theses is also the obvious effort of the author for scientific style at all costs – the formulations are convincing, they do not make good sense, they do not follow the other text. Often, the student over-combines his or her expression so that it is no longer obvious what he / she wanted to say (he / she does not know it, let alone an opponent), and his wording is often quite illogical.
The question is whether to write a qualification work in a scientific plural – if it is clear that the text is the result of the effort of a single author, then it is appropriate to use a bitter rod. It is important to recognize that many schools explicitly require the use of scientific pluralism, but if the choice is given, the aforementioned passionate genuinely is better – the work is easier to read and the author himself writes. In any case, the chosen method should be used uniformly throughout the diploma / bachelor thesis.
As is clear from the previous text, a professional language should be taken for granted when writing a thesis, but it should not be used at all costs (certainly not at the cost of factual misstatement). The proof of correctness of the text should therefore never be underestimated by the student; if necessary, assistance can also be used on our website.