Grading Information, Style Guides, Templates, TurnItIn & Other Resources
Grading of theses
Bachelor theses are graded in two steps. First, the Thesis Advisor proposes a final grade for the thesis in MyCourses according to the official Bachelor thesis assessment rubric (see below). Then, the Thesis Supervisor approves or modifies the grade in MyCourses according to the same official assessment rubric. Please note that unlike most courses, it is only possible to complete a thesis once. (i.e., You may not redo a thesis if you are unsatisfied with the grade.) For more information, please see the link below:
If a student believes that an error has occurred in the grading, they must contact the Thesis Supervisor & Coordinator, preferably in writing, to discuss the matter within 14 days of receiving notification of the grade. If no common ground can be reached on the matter, there is a possibility to appeal the matter. However, making an appeal is not a solution when a student fails to meet the criteria for a better grade. For more information, please see the link below:
Bachelor thesis assessment rubric
You will find information the Aalto Word template and a link to the Aalto LaTeX material here.
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Academic Style Guides
Vancouver referencing (author-number, e.g., "According to ,...")IEEE Editorial Style Manual for Authorshttp://journals.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/IEEE-Editorial-Style-Manual.pdf) Note: The IEEE is arguably the most widely utilised of the Vancouver style guides. At only 23 pages, it points to Chicago Manual of Style for additional support on usage and grammar.IEEE Computer Society Style GuideAmerican Chemical Society Guide to Scholarly CommunicationIn-text citations: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsguide.40302
Harvard referencing (author-date, e.g., "According to Smith (2015),...")American Psychological AssociationAmerican Mathematical Society Style GuideChicago Manual of StyleDetailed information about Chicago Manual of Style at Purdue OWLNote: Chicago allows for both author-date (e.g. Smith, 2002) and notes & bibliography styles of citation. The latter which utilises superscript notes with in-text citations is typically not used in science and engineering, but it is used in the Arts and Humanities.
Academic Writing in English (Aalto) - http://sana.aalto.fi/awe/
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html
Use of Images in Theses
Aalto Learning Centre https://libguides.aalto.fi/c.php?g=578570&p=4667673
Verb tense usage in scientific writing
Cohesion / Topical Progression