There are times when it turns out that all good intentions and efforts are in vain. In such times, fast action is required to meet the agreed deadline.

First, an honest analysis is needed. Although this is easy to say given the desperation that is taking place, it is difficult to put into practice. Because the proximity to the own text turns out in this case often as a fatal operational blindness, which must be overcome: In each case further persons should be involved. Maybe the reviewer can help, maybe fellow students are willing to critically review the work and honestly name the issues.

In this way it can be clarified what are the difficulties that stand in the way of a successful completion. One of the biggest potential problem areas is the structure: Ideally, meaningful and well thought-out structuring results in the work writing itself (because the train of thought is already clear and need only be substantiated with content and references) , crooked, oblique, or incomplete outline already the future failure in itself. This is all the more dramatic as a once agreed structure can not be easily overturned without changing the overall nature of the work.

Should it become apparent in the course of the work that the structure must be changed, this should be discussed with the supervisor to avoid nasty surprises.

In the change is to be noted, to have a clear idea of ​​the contents of each sub-chapter: A keyword list helps here, also duplication and spongy information should be avoided. The already written text must now be consistently inserted into the new structure. Care must be taken to ensure that there may be breakages that split the previous flow of reasoning. Therefore, care should be taken at each regroupment to smooth out the transitions to previous passages. If in doubt, even text professionals can help to breathe new life into a deadlocked work.

A problem that only comes to light after a long, laborious study of the topic is the selection of unsuitable literature.

In a bachelor thesis many types of problems can occur: Lack of motivation, a careless structure, exaggerated perfectionism or a waste of working hours with the wrong literature.

All these types of problems are known and can be solved – provided that a meaningful directional correction is timely and determined.

It is not uncommon for students to realize only after writing ten or twenty pages that they have just scratched their very subject. Although there may be a lot of information in the literature list, the content yield is very narrow. When such a pattern occurs, it is in many cases the fault of the wrong literature: literature that may carry misleading titles that are not academic but popular science-written, or that far too narrowly consider too small a specific area.

In these cases it is advisable to ignore the already written texts and to put the work on its feet. This starts with term definitions. It may be helpful to look again at the study introduction literature: Here, an essence of it is summarized in a few pages, which fills entire shelf walls in the research literature. These expertly written introductory works also contain a comprehensive bibliography with the most important titles, which can be used as in-depth entry points. Only when this literature has actually been understood, when it is clear which theories and authors come into question, and when the position of the bachelor thesis topic within the subject is clear, one can go to the special literature.

Often then arise Aha effects that simplify the writing of the work enormously: New research questions emerge, relationships are clear. In many cases, the search for and analysis of literature by ghostwriters can help to bring clarity into the seemingly confusing mountain landscape of theoretical constructs.

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