- even if you still don´t know how to start or improve your thesis!
If you are reading these lines, it is because you are aware of the capital importance and impact your BA., MA. or Ph.D. will have on your future life. You are aware that your chances of reaching top positions depend greatly on this single manuscript – your thesis! Maybe you´ve already started to work on your dissertation, and each time you review your work so far you find yourself less convinced by it or more unsatisfied with it.
So – why don’t try a different way?
Most of the students who ask me for advice are about to give up on their thesis for a several reasons: Some of them suffer from blank page syndrome and don’t know how to start. Others have already reached the middle of their writing process but have gotten stuck and feel lost. They fear they can’t finish on their own by the deadline for submission.
And so the story continues… A lot of students struggle to formulate precise initial research questions or lack the right structure for their chapters or simply don’t know how to conduct fieldwork or carry out empirical research… Arrrg!
It´s easy to feel overwhelmed when you are not exactly sure what to do to improve your writing and polish your work. Or even worse: You feel insecure and anxious about your ability to cope with all the challenges on your own…
As we all know, the Internet is possibly the “biggest library in the world”, with access to all kinds of information. It’s tempting since everything you need seems to be just one fingertip away. However, with so many untrustworthy sources online, often you have to invest too much of your precious time (remember: time always flies) to verify whether a source or content is reliable so that you can achieve your ultimate goal.
These days, it’s a common reality: not all universities can offer tailored, comprehensive support to every student writing a thesis. From my experience lecturing at several universities to classes with twenty students or more, I can confirm that it is impossible for a single professor to pay extensive and exclusive attention to each of them, due to administrative processes and other time limitations.
I find it hard to watch so many students–who at the beginning are looking forward to writing their thesis and are feeling inspired and excited–who then end up desperate. They give up, drop out and leave their university without obtaining a degree because they feel lost, stuck, or unmotivated and do not know how to continue the thesis.
Possibly you already heard of me through different media channels. My name is Dr. Friederike Jurth, and since 2010 I give lectures on Methodology, Empirical Research, Anthropology, and Transcultural (Music) Studies in collaboration with universities in the United States, Germany, Spain, and Brazil. In 2010 I started to carry out 7-year-long fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro and to present my research at conferences all around the world, such as in Japan, the United States, Australia, Brazil, Thailand, Switzerland, and many others. In addition, I worked as a lecturer and researcher with Germany’s famous UNESCO Chair.
In addition to German, I am equally fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish (and currently teaching in all of these languages).
In all my years of supporting and coaching students with their academic thesis, I detected several problems: Most thesis writing students have doubts about how to start, continue, and finish a thesis or how to prepare an outstanding presentation for their oral defense. It´s widely known that supervisors are occupied with different kinds of work and are just able to provide feedback for their students from time to time. Scholars attempt to acquire information and improve their works on their own – even if they decide to take “less orthodox “or legal ways.
Maybe you are getting curious about my technical area of expertise, asking yourself if it matches yours. Before getting to this point, I would like to include some words on the foundation and general structure shaping a thesis to make clear, why successful thesis consultation isn´t only a question of sharing exactly the same area of research: The writing process consists of multiple layers: First of all, you have to be sure about the overall structure of your chapters and sections, decide on the methodological approach, theoretical lens and foundation, and be familiar with the standard norms and rules of research and academic writing before entering your technical area. The structure and approach to thesis writing are quite similar, regardless of the specific area (and if you are studying political science, fine arts, philosophy, economy, medicine,…).
Now, that you learned about the shared foundation of the theses, let me share some information about the field of research I am passionate about: Transcultural Music Studies. My Ph.D. thesis explores the process of composing the music from the carnival from Rio de Janeiro, called samba-enredo. During my years of fieldwork, I researched the samba schools and favelas to discover the historical roots and current practices that shape and influence this musical style. Until today I am deeply connected to Rio and the participants of my research and I currently continue working on related projects.
Back to the UNESCO chair, I defended my Ph.D. and graduated summa cum laude in 2020 and started to collaborate with some of the most famous universities worldwide as a researcher, associate professor and examiner. I can assure to provide you with the help you need to overcome all challenges and difficulties along your way, and to guide you to a successful thesis submission and oral defense.
Now that you know, what the Campus from MyThesis Academy offers, it should be clear that it doesn´t consist of a simple thesis writing course, but of a comprehensive conception. I´ve personally made sure that you gain all resources you need to achieve greater results.
The first academy worldwide that will help you to create and finish your thesis on time, with the success that you’ve been dreaming of, even if you feel insecure about your academic skills or lost on how to start!
In contrast to other courses out there, I convey everything you need to know in a clear, concise and transparent way and provide a complete and comprehensive framework for you. Every single module, class, and topic is designed with meticulous dedication to make sure that signing up for the Campus will be the best decision you ever made.
Guided tour around the Campus
1.1 What´s a thesis?
1.2 Skills & abilities for a lifetime: Good reasons to write a thesis
1.3 Preparing for your thesis: Essential tasks before the start
2.1 How to approach a thesis topic & develop your working title
2.2 It´s you! Why? Find out about your particular strengths
2.3 How to create a strong & outstanding thesis statement
3.1 Go for it: Master your thesis proposal
4.1 How to draft your time & working schedule
5.1 Searching for Literature: Where & How
5.2 All about your Literature Review
5.3 Whatever it takes: Assemble your toolkit (Theory Frame)
5.4 The heel of Achilles, or: Avoiding plagiarism
6.1 Your Research Design: The repertory of quantitative & qualitative methods
7.1 Our interest is the real life: How fieldwork started in history
7.2 Welcome to reality: How to conduct a fieldwork
7.3 Researcher´s golden rules: Transparency, ethical approach, and approval
8.1 Arriving at home with terabytes of material: Strategies to structure your data sets
8.2 Edit with Caution: Strategies of how to handle and redact rough material
9.1 Meet language norms and expectations on your academic style
10.1 Arriving to the core: Your empirical chapters
10.2 Tables, figures and Illustrations: The best (and innovative) ways to visualize your results
11.1 Close the circle: Interpreting, relating and reflecting
11.2 From data to abstract models: Come up with innovative ideas to present your results
12.1 The last impression of your thesis: Your conclusion
12.2 Inspiring future research projects: Your prospects
13.1. The synopsis of your thesis is like a business card: Your dissertation abstract
13.2. Your introduction: How to present essential issues in your thesis opening
13.3 Saying “Thank you!” with your thesis acknowledgement
13.4 Should or shouldn´t I do it? (Dis-)advantages of a thesis dedication
14.1 Correctness & transparency until the final page: Your bibliography
14.2 Creating your appendix
15.1 Writing is finished, correction is coming: Time to polish your diamond
16.1 Structure & unity is key: All about the formal Layout
16.2 How to design your thesis front page & create the table of contents
17.1 Venture the official step: Your thesis submission
17.2 The second goal: How to prepare for your thesis defense
18.1 Make your point: Secrets of an outstanding presentation
19.1 How to survive times of multiple stress without going mad
19.2 Dealing with a writer´s block & lacks of motivation
19.3 Staying long-term motivated: Tips and secrets
20.1 Everything´s finished: And now?
Next step: Publication! After successfully defending your thesis, a new challenge is waiting for you. Discover what to do to get your work published as soon as possible!
Money, money, money.... How to finance the long-term work of thesis writing? This extra lecture focusses on funding possibilities and addresses the question of how to apply to scholarships.
Are you curious about the experiences of our students? Here is a little collection of feedback, where some of our students share the results they achieved thanks to using the MyThesis Campus.
Our promise to you: To make sure that you are absolutely satisfied with our offer and that we complete all of your expectations on our Campus, we provide a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Transparency is of capital importance to us! To help you to clear any doubt we added the most frequently asked questions here to make sure that signing up for the Campus is the best decision you ever made.
Yes. When you sign up for the Campus we provide a money-back guarantee for the first 30 days (from the registration day). For more information, consult our terms & conditions.
Yes. Apart from the extensive thesis writing course, you will benefit from 2 tailored one-on-one coaching sessions of the duration of 60 min each one which need to be requested within one year after signing up for the Campus. Outside of these sessions there is no additional individualized support.
Sure. In addition to the comprehensive thesis-writing course you have access to 5 extras (tailored bonuses), the chance to participate in our affiliation program, and join the community of MyThesis Academy in expert forums, discussion groups and live-streams.
The way in which we created our Campus is multi-layered: Starting with the comprehensive thesis-writing course in 20 modules (which is the “heart” of our Campus), it consists of a range of additional components such a private Facebook group, a students networking space on Discord to connect and an expert discussion forum to connect with fellows, lecturers, professors, and experts, share and exchange ideas and knowledge from your specific research area.
Further, all of our students have unlimited access to practical exercises, downloadable templates and material that help you progress quick and improve your thesis while completing the modules. Further, we run regular events such as exclusive Campus-Zoom streamings, focussing on different topics and challenges from all stages of thesis writing and provide rich collection of templates, exercises and downloadable materials to facilitate your thesis-writing progress.
To become an affiliate, you first register to receive a personalized link which you can share with your fellows and friends. For every student which joins the Campus and becomes part of our MyThesis-community, we offer a commission of at least 20%.
The main course consists of a total of 20 extensive modules, which are divided in separate lectures concerning the main related topics.
The 20 modules are divided into different parts (1-4), each with a duration of approximately 1.5/2h (per lecture). As some topics are more extensive and complex to be discussed in-depth than others, the duration of a complete module varies between 1.5/2 and 9 hours.
Yes. In addition to the 20 modules (consisting of video lectures in HD quality) you will complete a several practical exercises that help you to get ahead with your thesis project. Every module contains a variety of additional templates and course materials are download able & printable.