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Master's Students Guide


The purpose of this guide is to help you excel in writing your thesis or research project. This guide will provide you with an overview of the best resources available through the SUAD library and that can help you along the way. It will also walk you through the different steps during your research from:

  • Choosing a topic
  • Finding background information
  • Selecting your research methodology
  • Writing the literature review
  • Citing you sources

Academic Writing

During your master's studies, you will be required to write academic essays, research projects, and finally your  thesis. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind the following:

  • Academic essays are not written to entertain.
  • They are usually written to inform and fill a gap in knowledge.
  • They address problems or questions.
  • Your job is to identify one or more specific problem(s) or question(s) to address in your paper.
  • Once you choose a topic, you need to develop a research question out of it.
  • You might want to focus on a certain problem, gender, age group, or location.

Helpful Books