Choosing a topic for your thesis discussed very preliminary aspects of an academic thesis, starting with the formulation of the hypothesis and concluding in the selection of the dissertation’s topic. Here we continue with the next step: literature and sources review.
The Power of Sources
Based on your hypothesis, you have proposed a tentative title. At this point, don’t show excessive concern for the clarity, accuracy and length of the title. It’s probably wrong, but regardless of its inadequacy, this tentative title will prove a good guidance. The important point is to keep going forward. Then, we approach a … (Continue Reading)
There is an essential feeling no person should ever forsake: earth. We are, after all, earthlings. Human life relies on the sprouts of earth, and we are, in a sense, a sprout of earth too. Even the last words of every story will only be heard, secretely, by the womb of the Earth. Modern men, used to the car, the office, the asphalt streets, the flats… are driven away from the natural joy of feeling earth. There is a millenarian connection between our skin and the earth, a connection to our planet, to the life surrounding us, to our origins, … (Continue Reading)
A well respected landowner required the services of a woodcutter. Soon, a burly man volunteered for the job. The landowner explained that, in order to get approved to the job, any candidate should axe down, in a single day, a leafy and huge cedar that was in front of his house. Faced with the daunting task, the woodcutter replied: “For Gods, maybe. But I don’t believe this chore to be humanly possible, so I retreat.” A second woodcutter arrived asking for the job, but once he heard the condition, it seemed to him that the landowner had become crazy. Like … (Continue Reading)
Nowadays, the net is inhabited by myriad (millions!) blogs. Therefore, to stand out has become more and more challenging. Some people write about excessively specialized or personal topics, which have a narrower audience. On the other hand, topics discussed in plenty of other blogs may appeal to a broader public. Moreover, themes in different blogs touch on similar concepts or ideas, or at least are loosely related. So, blogs have to compete for traffic. Positioning in search engines such as Google and Yahoo is a good example of what I’m speaking about. Thus, the question arises: how to highlight your … (Continue Reading)