What the examiners say and how to fix it
Make sure you have an introduction
|Plan each section using bullet points to summarise what you are going to say; decide on the sequence of information. Check for logical flow.
|Incorrect use of references
|Always state your sources; make sure you reference images; always note the source as you are reading it
|Citation errors in references
|Always check the spelling of your references; make sure you include all appropriate bibliographical data.
|Too many nested sub-sections in the Table of Contents
Make sure that your table of contents is no more than two pages.
|No error analysis
|Don't be afraid of finding errors in your methods or results. State clearly and honestly if there was some problem.
|Assumptions not being made explicit
|Check that what you have said can be understood by someone else.
|Always do a comprehension check of your work: is an explanation needed? Have you included all relevant details?
|Diagrams/figures too small
|Always use 12 point font as a minimum size.
|Undefined symbols, symbols changing, using two symbols for one item
|Proofread your work carefully; check for consistency in use of symbols; if you change a symbol, explain this to the reader.