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Bojan Bilic

Adjunct professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences


Thesis Writing Seminar

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This seminar offers students a practical, hands-on, assistance with their papers and MA thesis writing by
familiarizing them with paper/thesis structure and helping them to improve their writing skills. The seminar consists of an overall introduction to writing an MA thesis and three additional meetings focusing on International Political Economy and International Relations and Area Studies.


Friday 19 May 11.00-13.00 Room 3.2 - Lecture 1: What is an MA Thesis
In this session we will look at the structure of an MA thesis in the social sciences explaining and
illustrating all of its major constitutive parts. We will also engage with the difference between
primary and secondary sources and discuss the importance of applying a specific referencing

Saturday 20 May 9.00-11.00 - Lecture 2: Writing Process
In this session we will zoom in on the writing process and explore some of the most important
techniques for writing in a clear, concise, and convincing way. Special attention will be paid to
effective paragraphing and argument construction.

Saturday 20 May 11.00-13.00 - Lecture 3: Analysis of Examples
In the final session we will look at a series of examples coming from the theses that the lecturer
has either supervised or examined over the last ten years. The objective is to identify recurrent
issues and think about possible alternatives.

Published on: May 01 2023