Avoid typos and grammar mistakes

Some students seemingly have established a dangerous mindset about the details…

  • “Missing, incomplete or wrong references are okay in a master
  • “Punctuation is no big deal”
  • “Grammar issues can be addressed”
  • “Details in figures and tables are only relevant in the final version of the thesis.”
  • “The listed maximum length of a thesis is really only a rough guideline; it is okay if the manuscript is actually longer.”


  • Pay attention to the small details; do not allow issues with the details to get in the way of an otherwise good thesis.
  • Ask friends and fellow students for feedback & proof reading! Do so many times!
  • If writing remains an issue for you, please be in touch with the Scriptorium - they can help you greatly!