The results of the student survey on this website are upsetting (As of: October 2015):
- Only 20% of students feel well prepared to write an academic paper or thesis.
- The majority of students is not made familiar with one of the internationally established academic standards.
This should be taken as a signal by universities that they prepare students better. The competence to work scientifically and to write proper academic papers and theses should be one of the core competencies of all students/graduates and universities might be well advised to support this competence development better.
How have you been prepared? Contribute to the survey and make it more representative by participating. Just click on this link to the survey.