How to Write a Successful Thesis

“A good style must first be clear.” (Aristotle)
How to Write a Successful Thesis

Almost every academic degree requires the submission of an academic thesis. This thesis presents original research results and must meet the high standards of scientific conventions.

The process of writing a thesis consists of three parts:

During the course of the project, time management is key. It includes the management of all resources. Read here how we support our clients in achieving this.

Content Structuring

The Writing Process

Academic theses are written in academic language. Academic language is precise, unequivocal, and factual. A good academic text only contains information that is relevant for the argument, and its language is clear to the point of not allowing any doubts on what is meant. This requires the use of full sentences and the avoidance of synonyms, as well as faultless spelling and punctuation. Also, professional text revision is crucial. It may take a substantial amount of time because it includes the following tasks:

  • Presenting a Convincing Argument
  • Connecting the Different Parts

  • Checking for Factual Correctness

  • Securing Consistency of Equivalent Forms

  • Proofreading of Spelling and Punctuation

  • Revising the References

We do not recommend relying exclusively on a spell-check software. A software may spot typos, yet many words in English are spelt similarly (like “quiet” and “quite”) and thus undetectable as mistakes for the software. Also, the software cannot check whether the content is connected logically and in academic terminology, and it may fail at detecting inconsistencies. Also, in case of highly specialized vocabulary, the software may not know the terms, so autocorrection may ruin your text. In a thesis, it is also crucial to pay attention to the text format, such as italics. A professional proofreader will do a better job than a software.

Optional Metatexts

Most theses need metatexts, i.e. texts that surround the thesis. The most important type of metatext is the abstract or management summary. An abstract is a succinct summary of the entire thesis written in a format that is adjusted to the interests of the audience. In countries where English isn’t the (only) official language, a translation of the abstract into the official language or into English often makes sense because it makes the paper accessible to a wider community. Other optional metatexts are prefaces, blurbs, personal statements, and the appendix. Even if these texts use similar wordings as the main text, writing them usually takes longer than expected, so they often delay the submission of a thesis.

How we Help Clients Write an Excellent Thesis

At Anaphora, we have vast experience helping clients in a customized format. Our expertise in research and publishing allows us to provide comprehensive support during each phase of the process, from individual research advisory to writing consulting and publishing support.

  • We give inspiring keynote speeches for students and talents on how to write a thesis.

  • We support clients with individual coaching to ensure efficiency and focus from the outset.

  • To provide quick answers during the writing process in our writing help sessions.

  • We write concise metatexts in one or several languages for our clients to promote their work.

  • We revise our clients’ text for them to meet highest standards.

Our Writing Expert

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Writing Consultant

Danae Perez is a versatile language expert with vast experience in research as well as the corporate and public sectors. She has been writing demanding texts for clients with great success for almost two decades. In addition, she has also published her own research in the area of world languages with the most renowned editorial houses, and she has extensive experience with linguistic and stylistic conventions. Danae Perez has the gift of quickly grasping the essence of a message and putting it into the right words, and her passion for language is contagious. Thanks to her experience and inspiring personality, she will be able to guide you with linguistic and factual expertise for you to produce a convincing text and achieve your goals.


“Danae’s coaching was energetic, unconventional and yet precise, knowledgeable, well-structured. She helped me make my work a little more like that, too, with concise, regular feedback and a constantly open mind. Danae became one of my main mentors, who always generously shared her insight on the academic system and university career trajectories. A teacher and mentor of Danae’s caliber is hard to come by and yet central to the forging of careers, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.”

Sabrina Stallone, University of Bern

“Danae is sharp, inquisitive, and an exceptionally clear writer and communicator who gets things done. She has a wealth of experience to draw on from both academia and the business world – research, data analysis, teaching, writing, editing, she does it all (and in several languages!). With her cross-cultural expertise and deep understanding of how language works, she will surely be able to help you meet your communication goals.”

Marivic Lesho, Hypergiant

“I had to write a text at work under time pressure and asked Danae to polish my text. Danae structured the text and gave it a self-confident and competent tone. She knew exactly what to do and was very quick. I warmly recommend her experience.”

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Managing Director

Our Managing Director will gladly advise you. Thanks to his broad experience and network, he quickly understands clients’ needs and will find the best solution with and for you.