Master students often struggle with their thesis. For one, the two-year time limit loaded with requirement classes significantly reduces the amount of time one can spend on research. On the other hand, most of the master researches are sections of bigger projects. They were developed by the supervisors. To extrapolate a meaningful conclusion from a scattered data set requires skill sets that most master students never exposed to. Research supervisors, especially those with big labs and other academic duties often focus their energy on grant applications and hardly helps with a master thesis.
A physics master student once found my services and asked me to help him with his master thesis on microfluidics. Although I had no previous knowledge of fluidics, I was able to quickly grasp the scope of his project, the main question he was trying to answer with his research and the hypothesis of his thesis. Based on his data, we were able to construct a framework for his thesis within the first two visits.
In the subsequent meeting, we discussed his departmental requirements, his supervisor’s expectations, and most importantly his career plan after his master’s degree. Based on this information, I tailored the arrangement of his thesis to emphasize the section that showcased his most relevant skill set to the industry he was looking for.