Handbook of Thesis Work for MA Students in Tourism (Copenhagen Campus) © Study Board for Cross-Cultural Studies Aalborg University June 2015 revised edition by Robert C. Thomsen Contents Preface 1. Formal requirements for MA theses under the Study Board 1.1 Topic requirements 1.2 Other formal issues 2. Getting started practical issues 2.1 Group or solo? 2.2 Thesis Contract (approval of topic and applying for a supervisor) 2.3 Organization of the writing process 2.4 Writing at home or at university? 2.5 Financial support for thesis travel 2.6 Your first meeting with the supervisor 3. Getting started academic issues 3.1 Choosing a topic 3.2 The good problem formulation 4. While in process 4.1 On supervision and your supervisor 4.2 Thesis writers’ workshops 4.3 Writer’s block 4.4 Completely stuck … what now? 5. Submission 5.1 Your Master’s degree diploma 5.2 Practical procedure on failure to hand in thesis by deadline 6. Examination 7. that may inspire you or serve as a source of reference during your writing process. The following titles merely represent a selection from within the genre; there are plenty more available. Barge Scott (2010): ‘Principles of Problem and Project Based Learning: the Aalborg PBL Model’. Aalborg: Aalborg University. Available for download in PDF format at : files.portal.aau.dk _aalborg_modellen.pdf]. Creme Phyllis and Mary R. Lea (2003): Writing at University. A guide for students. Berkshire: Open University Press second edition. Elbow Peter (1998): Writing with Power: techniques for mastering the writing process. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rienecker Lotte (1992): Tekster til tiden: undgå skriveblokeringer. Copenhagen: Dansk psykologisk forlag. Wagner Wolf (1979): Uni-Angst und Uni-Bluff. Wie studieren und sich nicht verliehren. Berlin: Rotbuch. –––––––––––– We hope you have found this handbook useful. Should you have any suggestions for changes or additions please inform the Study Board. Good luck and enjoy your final semester! [...]
I have to write my thesis for my a Master's in Tourism in Denmark. The format is APA! I need to make sure that the paper is written in the Danish standards. Anyone with experience in writing within the Danish system has an advantage.