Graduate FAQ

What exactly is expected of the written work requested as part of the application? Should it be close in subject matter or approach to my proposed thesis topic?

Assessors note the declared circumstances under which the written work was done, and access it accordingly. Different standards of content and presentation are expected from an honours thesis, a weekly essay, or a piece written under exam conditions. Taking these differences into account, assessors look for signs of good basic knowledge, understanding of problems, powers of analysis and expression, and ability to construct a coherent train of thought, to deploy evidence, and to shape an argument. The quality of English expression and of presentation may also be part of the assessment, according to the circumstances under which the work was done. There is no necessary expectation that the subject matter of the written work should be close to the proposed thesis topic.



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