No one expects groundbreaking scientific knowledge from a thesis in the undergraduate studies. Nobody expects a daring juggling with extremely complex theories. But what does a housework really have to do to be valued well?

Going through and evaluating a housework is no lump-of-the-cake, even for scientists with a high degree of concentration – especially as many avoidable beginner mistakes often show up. A first, rough look at a housework is first to examine the stringency and coherence:

Does the text fit the task? Do the chapter headings match the chapter contents? Is the structure logical and comprehensible? Has enough literature been used? Has the text been unnecessarily lengthened?

A second step of the correction is to check the formalities: It must be ensured that the respective specifications of the subject or faculty have been met. Footnotes or American citation, font size, paragraphs, line spacing, page margins, and numbering fall within this range.

Observe rules for scientific writing

Unlike the content, the evaluation of the formalities does not require a particularly attentive thinking of complex issues – many a lecturer may therefore tend to weight the easier-to-test formalities more in the assessment than the content:

Where at first glance significant deficits such as missing footnotes or a large number of spelling errors appear, it sometimes happens that the text is returned immediately for revision.

Good housekeeping does justice to their topic and presents it as concretely and in detail as possible. It avoids phrases and bold general knowledge, cited from scientific sources, compares and evaluates them and sometimes also develops its own point of view, which is substantiated by arguments.

All essential statements can be understood by means of the literature. The citations in the text are clearly marked and incorporated into the own thought guidance. Those who heed these points, should be able to write a successful housework.