Academic Paperwork Starts Piling Up. Can Transcription Help Students?

Academic PaperworkA student life can be stressful when it comes handling research projects with tight deadlines. These could include thesis projects, dissertation projects, and oral history projects. Writing a thesis, for instance, is not easy as it is evaluated on the basis of many factors such as:

  • Whether the main argument fulfills the assignment, is interesting, clearly stated and argued throughout
  • Whether the paper is clearly organized and easy to understand, and the overall argument makes sense, and is easy to follow
  • Whether the paper provides supporting evidence for all the points made and the evidence is properly attributed
  • Whether the sources are introduced in a meaningful way, serve the purpose in the argument, and are properly attributed
  • Whether the bibliographical information is correct
  • Whether the paper is concise and to the point, the style is appropriate, the sentences clear and error-free

When preparing the thesis, interviews and lecture notes have to be recorded and transcribed. Academic transcription services go a long way in helping students complete their documentation tasks accurately and in a timely manner. Here are the many ways a professional service provider can help

  • Lecture notes are one of the hurdles faced by some students as they find it hard to take down notes and catch every important word and phrase. A better option is to make an audio recording of the speech and get it transcribed professionally.
  • Conducting interviews for research are inevitable part of the curriculum in most cases. A transcribed document of the audio recordings is good reference material.
  • Organizing notes is easier with intelligent verbatim transcription. Rather than documenting word for word, the transcriptionist can provide a concise, edited version that includes all the important elements.
  • Transcription also has its role in student clubs and organizations. A well documented note on the audio recordings of the meetings or discussions allows a more searchable and shareable option.

Professional transcriptionists can handle documentation for academic purposes efficiently. Established service providers even offer concessional rates for educational purposes.

About Rajeev Rajagopal

Rajeev Rajagopal

Prior to joining MOS, he worked as a physical therapist. Having worked in several rehabilitation clinics, Rajeev has learned the importance of good medical records for medical billing and liability issues and the importance of the good back and front office support. He has extensive knowledge in SEO, medical billing and coding, and medical transcription.