The choice of illustrative material for the diploma

Writing a diploma requires the author to immerse in topics, full mastery of the material.

When the thesis is written, you need to thoroughly prepare for its protection: write a report, make a presentation. And, of course, the question arises: “How to prepare applications and what should these include?”

Applications are an important part of the work, which helps illustrate the conclusions and achievements of the author of the work. They can be any additions: photos, maps, charts, graphs, tables with data without interpretation. For works on history, geography, art history, aesthetics, philosophy and other disciplines, illustrations may be necessary.

You can choose illustrations in the course of studying the theory. To begin with, a theory on the topic is studied, so that it becomes possible to find illustrations.

Also student finds illustration by special catalogs with the help of keywords.

Illustrations can be created independently by the author: diagrams, drawings, photos from the place of the event.

The illustrative material should be organized, complete, informative, be in interrelation with the theme of the work, be clear and qualitative. The main task of illustrations is to provide visibility in the work on the topic. A visual demonstration of the provisions of the work gives clarity to the arguments of the author of the work. Thus, the choice of illustrations is inextricably linked with the problems, topic, purpose and tasks of the thesis. There is a unified principle of registration of works, which was created for unification and to avoid confusion in the illustrative material.

For modern history or political science, you should use images from newspapers and magazines, photos from the Internet. The main thing – the correct design of illustrations.

How to design applications?

  1. Each figure has a number.
  2. Figures should be tied to a specific place in the chapter, and not randomly arranged in applications – in that case, they do not have scientific value.
  3. Every illustration should have a link.
  4. The illustrative material is placed in order in the annexes, with the numbering, based on the number of the chapter of work.