Guidelines for assessment and grading
scientific thinking /originality
- Does the candidate use and
develop original ideas?
- Are known ideas interwoven
in a new way?
- Are the core findings
presented in clear statements?
- Does the thesis incorporate
- Does the candidate show
sufficient familiarity with current knowledge (literature, experiments)?
- Are the methods and
techniques used properly described?
- Are the methods adopted
appropriate to the subject matter?
- Has the research (field
work, collecting data, experiments, models, etc.) been carried out carefully and
- Are the possibilities and
limitations of the applied method discussed?
- Structure and scientific argumentation
- Is the exposition of the
topic clear, are the aims logically stated?
- Does the thesis include
clearly formulated hypotheses?
- Does the structure of the
thesis show a logical approach to the topic?
- Are the results of the
research and conclusions clearly and logically presented?
- Have the central questions
- Is a comparison made between
the results and published data? Are the results placed in a broader context?
- Are the facts clearly
distinguishable from hypotheses and suppositions?
- Are proposals made for
subsequent research projects?
- Form and
- Have the formal requirements for
diagrams, tables, literary sources etc. been met?
- Is there a comprehensive, informative
- Is the text scientifically correct,
clearly understandable and in a grammatically sound language?
Marks or grades will be awarded
on the following principles:
- excellent, far above average,
among the best 10% (grade 6.0)
- very good, above average, only
minor flaws (5.5)
- good, well within average,
certain flaws (5.0)
- satisfactory, below average,
several flaws (4.5)
- barely satisfactory, below
average, obvious flaws (4.0)
- unsatisfactory, well below
average, serious flaws (3.0)