Degree thesis topic: how to choose it
The first steps for the thesis
Degree thesis topic: how to choose the right one?
You have almost finished all the exams and the first available graduation session is approaching. It just seems like the day you first entered college as a freshman and you looked at yourself with a bewildered expression without knowing where to go. Now your eyes are more or less the same: you know every classroom point by point, but the idea of facing a professor and talking about the subject of your degree thesis terrifies you. No fear!
Thesis topic: starting from the subject
First of all, don’t panic. Think calmly about the subject you studied with more passion than any other and in which, perhaps, you also got a good grade. It is important to choose something stimulating. In particular, think again about the exam program you had to study: which subject did you like the most? What has whetted your imagination? There are some professors – and some subjects – able to make you think well beyond the moment of university study: it is good to go towards those. Finally, remember one thing: look also at the speaker himself and his reliability. It is important to be able to trust and create a stimulating and profitable relationship for both.
Thesis topic: two possibilities
Once the subject has been identified, you have two chances: to choose the topic of the thesis independently or to rely directly on the supervisor.
Both possibilities, widely used by all university students, have their pros and cons. In fact, you will choose the topic yourself and propose it to the professor, so you will prove to be a passionate student. A student who works hard and who looks at the degree is not like one of the many university exams like “if I have to do it, I do it”. At the same time, however, you risk not meeting the tastes of the professor: your speaker may have already given theses on that topic or in any case not be satisfied enough with your proposal. Therefore, also consider the possibility of having to go to the reception several times, always with new topics.
If you have participated in international mobility programs, such as Erasmus +, you also have another advantage. Remember that you can always contact the professors whose courses are being exchanged and ask them for advice and opinions. This will add value to your thesis, especially if it is comparative. It will also help you as an additional reference point for bibliography and material research.
Good luck for your graduation! If you want to confront yourself with other students of your faculty who have experienced your same anxiety, enter our community and ask for advice and information on how to best conclude your degree thesis!