Information Technology: COMP 4030 & COMP 4031 ITMS Honours Minor Thesis

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The 6 stages

There are 6 main stages of thesis writing:

  • Stage 1 - Thinking about it
  • Stage 2 - Preparing the proposal
  • Stage 3 - Conducting the research
  • Stage 4 - Writing the thesis
  • Stage 5 - Sharing the document with others
  • Stage 6 - Revising the thesis

These steps may not necessarily follow a linear path so don't be surprised if you flow between them. 

Further information can be found on the following website on getting started with with your thesis or dissertation from the University of British Columbia.

Getting started

Welcome to the Assignment Help for COMP 4030 and COMP 4031 - the ITMS Minor Thesis topic.

Refer to the course outlines for full details of course requirements:

Depending on your course, you are required to present on your research, write or present a research proposal, and write an 80-120 page (approximately 15,000 word) thesis. If you are struggling to find a topic please speak to your course coordinator. 

Also look at UniSA's literature review guide for writing and planning your research proposal. 

A thesis is:

  • a statement or theory put forward to be maintained or proved
  • a long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written as part of a university degree


Oxford University Press, Compact Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press

The Library also has a Thesis guide which can assist you in finding the information you are looking for.

A thesis statement is used to summarise the main points of your thesis; your thesis then develops upon and supports this statement with examples and evidence. It is your interpretation of a question or a subject, rather than a description of the subject itself, and is the basis of your argument. 

To read more about thesis statements have a look at this resource from the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. 

​Don't know where to start?

Visit the Student Engagement Unit's website, especially their section on writing a thesis. Check out other areas of the SEU website for study help and information about booking a session with a Learning Adviser. 

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Writing your thesis

When it comes to writing your thesis, you may not know where to start, especially if you're unfamiliar with academic writing structure and style. There is no right or wrong way to begin and the initial drafts do not need to meet any submission guidelines or specific formats - just write and see where it takes you. 

The Student Engagement Unit has some great information on research writing and how to build your case. Remember to refer back to your thesis statement!

There's a lot of great information on the web about writing theses, particularly for IT students who may not be as familiar with large writing tasks. The following list may be useful:

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