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    Writing a topic for a degree

    What is the proper term for “Writing a topic for a degree / A topic to be written for completing a degree”? For this phrase, I mean to say that when a student is assigned to do a curricular project and he must write such the project work to submit to his lecturer or master before completing his course of studies. I know the term for Master degree is “Thesis” and for doctorate degree is “dissertation”, but for an undergraduate who is pursuing for a degree, I don’t know. What should you call such the curricular report writing/or the writing for such purpose, please?

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    Re: Writing a topic for a degree

    I am not very familiar with the academic world, but you write a paper, not a topic. Instead, you are assigned to write a paper on a particular topic.

    The phrase is pursuing a degree. (Omit for.)

    One writes a paper or does the work. Also: write the paper; do the work.

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    Re: Writing a topic for a degree

    Thank you for your reply to this post, but I don't understand this "The phrase is pursuing a degree. (Omit for.)" what do you mean to say. Is it no good using it or it doesn't make sense, or I forgot to use "for" with pursuing? If it is no good, what word should be used for? Please explain, clearly, sir.

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    Re: Writing a topic for a degree

    Quote Originally Posted by Piak
    Thank you for your reply to this post, but I don't understand this "The phrase is pursuing a degree. (Omit for.)" what do you mean to say. Is it no good using it or it doesn't make sense, or I forgot to use "for" with pursuing? If it is no good, what word should be used for? Please explain, clearly, sir.

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    One pursues a degree or seeks to acquire a degree. You don't use for in the phrase pursues a degree. When I say omit I mean leave it out. Thus, it is my opinion that you don't need (and shouldn't have) "for" in that expression.

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    Re: Writing a topic for a degree

    Thank you again for your reply, this second time request of mine, I got it now what it is. The English language is sometimes quite difficult to understand, even though I have many reliable dictionaries to consult before writing, but I found it so hard to write it correctly, indeed. But the only thing I want to say it now, is your Forum is excellent and very helpful for me and for all who need to learn the better English. See you again next post and posts, sir.

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    Re: Writing a topic for a degree

    Did you call me sir? :wink:

    I'm always glad to help. :)

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    Re: Writing a topic for a degree

    P.S. If you have the time, please read a couple of these. Tell me if you think I should post more. (There is a thread especially for comments there.) Go to: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

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