When Kim Il-Jong recently visited Moscow on a surreal train journey, he proudly informed Vladimir Putin he was travelling in the armoured train given to his father as a present by Stalin. As analysts of the regime agree, this merely illustrates the extraordinary, reverential detail with which Kim and his founding father Kim Il-Sung have maintained a complete Stalinist state into the 21st century: In both North Korea and Iraq, the absolute political control of a tiny oligarchy, the propaganda state, economic centralisation, the interlocking labyrinth of security forces, and the preposterous cult of personality are self-consciously Stalinist Stalin, like Saddam, survived in power because he so terrorised his people that however great his blunders, there was no opposition left alive.
Check out the Big Names: Many offer only MAs by coursework and, perhaps, examination. There is nothing short of tackling a doctoral dissertation or writing an actual book to acquaint you with what it means to conduct frontline academic research and to write a complex academic report on it.
Another benefit to writing a thesis is that most of us cannot expect to have expert supervision of our work more than a few more times in our career, and especially on a big project. You get that again on a doctoral dissertation.
Did that help me become a better researcher and writer? What do you think? Yes, I found my dissertation much bigger and much harder, but it was a bigger, harder version of something I had already done. So I researched and wrote it rather quickly, albeit with some awfully good advice from my doctoral supervisor along the way Martin Martyand got it finished before I grew old and died—always an important objective in PhD work.
If you wait until your thesis is done before you apply, your examiners can then sing your praises on the basis of that finished thesis. No, writing a thesis is an excellent idea for the other reasons I mention. And I gladly supervise ten or so thesis-writers here at Regent with great enthusiasm for their undertaking this major assignment.
At the end of the process, I felt immensely proud in completing it and with how it was receivedbut really unsure of the point of it all. It certainly was a challenge and occasional joy to thread an argument together on that scale.
I can heartily testify to the downsides of the project: For me, it made me question why I was trying to be an academic.
I think I would prod masters students to focus on publishing and presenting academic articles at conferences instead especially if professors encourage you.Permalink. Hi. Your insights are quiet rich both in content and reason. I need your help. i am doing a research paper and i cant seem to find a good Thesis statement for it as this is the first time i am doing an academic paper for my MBA.
0 Responses to “Should You Write a Master's Thesis?” Brent Wittmeier October 15, I’m one of those Regent students who successfully completed a thesis as part of my “vocational discernment,” as they tend to call things there.
JUST WAR AND IRAQ: I said below that I have yet to hear a satisfactory answer on why a quick war with Iraq would not be more just than the status quo of immiserating sanctions. Now Glenn Reynolds links to a Michael Walzer essay on a war with Iraq that provides one response.
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