Before your thesis is published the teacher who will co-ordinate the final touches to your thesis and the maturity test, will also hold a classes on these issues. You will gain a detailed overview of the maturity test, poster and how to record your thesis in writing during the Academic Writing course.
You must provide the teacher co-ordinator, teacher supervisor, commissioning party and peer with a written copy of your thesis. You must also provide one copy for the audience in an agreed location. On the day after you have submitted the presentation version of your thesis you must submit a poster to a location the teacher co-ordinator will announce.
You will then present/make public you complete or almost complete thesis in a location chosen/planned by you. An almost complete thesis means that each chapter of the written version is more or less done and contains written text as well as the abstract. All parts of the thesis should be more or less complete. If you are not sure whether your thesis can be considered complete or whether it is ready for presentation, discuss the matter with your supervisor.
The following procedures should be observed when informing others of your thesis presentation event: a) the student must send an invitation to the organisation where he/she has collected information for the thesis. If this information has been obtained elsewhere (not in the commissioning party’s organisation or for the commissioning party) b) the marketing co-ordinator will inform the media and will announce the presentation event in current events on the Net, C) the teacher co-ordinator will inform student groups and staff during school meetings and d) teaching staff will inform whoever the presentation may concern during supervision sessions. If the timetable has to be changed the student must inform the parties in points a and b. It is recommended that you present (make public) your thesis at the work place of the commissioning party.
The emphasis of the thesis presentation, publication event (depending on the commission) is on content and discussion of the outcomes. You should also emphasise any changes and developments that your thesis has brought about. Discussion of other issues such as language, structures and appearance will be kept within sensible limits. The presentation is simultaneously a final supervision session after which students are allowed to make any required/demanded corrections. After the presentation your thesis will not be graded, however your supervisors will state whether your thesis has been approved in its current state or whether it will require any corrections.
The responsibility of your peer partner, the chair, supervisor, commissioning party and the audience is generally the same as during the thesis seminars.
After your presentation you have to complete a maturity test under exam conditions. Your co-ordinator will agree a date for your maturity test (three dates) at the latest before the publication events. It is possible to write the maturity test on the general exam dates. The maturity test includes 2-3 topics, that the author chooses one to write about. .
You must have your abstract checked by a specifically appointed teacher before submitting your thesis.
You must submit your one loose-leaf copy of your thesis on an agreed date to your co-ordinator and supervisor. When submittingyour thesis you must also provide a written assessment of your own thesis, a written assessment of a thesis that you have evaluated as peer partner (if you have not already returned it). You must also save your thesis on Electronic library Theseus according to instructions (http://www.theseus.fi/). When you have completed all the required parts of the thesis process you must return your thesis follow-up form to your co-ordinator.
Students are responsible for binding their thesis for themselves or their partners in co-operation. You can do this via the student union office (KAMO, Tieto 1). You must also send a bound copy of your thesis to the commissioning body according to the commissioning agreement.
The co-ordinator, supervisor, peer partner, you yourself and the commissioning party will provide a written assessment of your thesis.