Academic success is essential to your future prospects in so many different areas of life. Good grades are a necessity when applying to jobs, trying to get into further education programmes like masters or PhDs, or when applying for funding. Elite grades are also a necessity in many areas, particularly competitive ones like banking, law, or academia. Success, however – perhaps rightly so given its importance – can be elusive.
The most challenging thing about achieving academic success is that universities do not always make it obvious what kind of work will be rewarded with good or elite grades. Mark schemes are often opaque, tuition and other guidance can be lacking, and academic markers can be prone to subjectivity and whimsy. Rarely are guidelines concrete, and navigating them requires a certain degree of academic expertise and experience.
This is where thesis editing services are at their most useful: they are tools that can help good students to get the good grades they deserve. At Oxbridge Proofreading, our editors are all highly experienced in the higher education sector, and many have worked as markers themselves, meaning that they know exactly how to achieve the academic success you are looking for.
Most students are aware broadly of what they need to do to get the marks they want: produce original and engaging research, engage with a range of existing academic literature, and write a thesis with a clear and well-stated argument. What they are less aware of is that this last requirement can often be a determining factor for all the other marking criteria. Clear writing and a strong argument are necessary precursors to your marker reading your thesis and appreciating the quality of your research and the breadth of your literature review, but they are not given the kind of attention – and certainly not the kind of tuition – that they deserve in universities.
Thesis editing, then, is a ‘secret’ of academic success in that it is specially designed to improve the quality of your writing and thereby of your argument and thesis overall. Thesis editing aims to work on your document’s language, style, and structure in order to enhance its clarity and coherence, with the result of enhancing your document overall. In short, thesis editing helps your work to fulfil all of the marking criteria, even those that are unstated.
It is important to remember that features that seem perhaps ephemeral to the intellectual value of your work like your style, your grammar, and even your spelling and presentation can in fact make a big difference to your grade. Academics, because they are subjective, will be swayed by the impression they get of your work, and that impression will be swayed by how it is presented. Furthermore, because they are under significant time pressure, as they have to mark dozens if not hundreds of papers in a few weeks, they are disinclined to be charitable: if they don’t understand what you are saying instantly, they are likely to mark you down, rather than give you the benefit of the doubt and do their best to figure out your argument.
How your work is written and presented, then, matters. The secret to academic success is, in this case at least, simple: write well. And the secret to writing well is also simple: make sure you use our thesis editing service.