These common mistakes in master theses and other academic papers are easy to avoid with just a few tips and tricks:
Bibliography: always completely uniform or exactly according to template
Footnotes: If in doubt, better because there is a separate view (design view / footnotes) and a list can be created here. This e.g. copy into a Word document and then mark and alphabetically “sort” – so you can quickly compare the citations with the bibliography
Binde-Strich (without blanks and short) connects – indent separates (with blanks and long (“half-dashed line”) mostly with “old” -command)
In the citations, unfortunately, there is often disagreement – but mostly: after the point: whole paragraph (or coherent unit) is cited, before the point: only sentence is quoted.
For numbers, the stroke is also long (“bis-dash”, for example, pp. 13-45) and no blanks
“Man” is considered male and is better to replace. Instead of “one assumes” “it can be assumed” – in most diploma theses strict gender rules apply ….
before “and” + “and” no comma
Numerals: Until twelve, these are written out, except, e.g. Chapter Numbers (“In Chapter 3 ….”)
Duplicate spaces: Use the Edit / Find / Replace function to replace them with simple ones, until only simple ones are left.
New page for diploma theses always insert with / page break, not with paragraphs, otherwise shifts everything with changes.
Instead of “she” or “that’s”: “which ones” or “which ones” etc.
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