I cannot believe that I have already started thinking about my Master Thesis. Like where has the time gone? I still remember the day I first asked my lecturer about her opinion on my initial idea for my Bachelor Thesis – it sucked. Still, she was so lovely about it and helped me actually find a topic that worked. From my first ideas in November of 2019 until receiving my final grade in Mid-May 2020, I stressed a lot, cried a lot, and questioned my abilities more often than not. But I did it.
So now it’s time to go through all of this again – this time, for my Master Thesis. Yay or whatever…
This time around, I am prepared, though. No more being at a complete loss about where to start, whom to talk to, and where to find sources. No more worries about citations, formatting, and image captions. I have been there before; I got this.
This time, I want to be more organised and not waste as much time worrying. And I am starting by setting myself a timeline. There is a lot of helpful information on how to set up a timeline and make it work. My favourite source of information is Scribbr. Scribbler is a free template for setting up a timeline. What they say is this:
With this schedule template, you get an overview of the individual phases of your master thesis. You can see which tasks are essential in each stage.
The time frame of the planning is based on the scope of your master thesis and your processing time. On average, a master’s thesis is 66 pages (16,500 words long) and takes 22 weeks to complete.
So with setting up my timeline, I have done the first steps towards writing my Master Thesis. Next up, I will start looking for primary and secondary literature and work on finding a thesis. I have already decided on the theories I want to work with: Post- / Transhumanism, New Materialism, and (Feminist) Bioethics.
So stay tuned!