What is transitional work?

One of the active forms of didactic classes more and more often run by high schools is the so-called proseminar, in which students prepare temporary work. It is a self-written study that aims to characterize the problem or issue discussed as far as possible. The seminar ends with getting a pass on the grade based on meeting the requirements set by the teacher and discussed earlier with the students.

The general objectives of the transitional work are:

  • preparing the student for independent methodical and systematic work and learning necessary to solve selected issues alone,
  • acquisition of the ability to formulate scientific content and correct inference, as well as the ability to conduct discussions,
  • gaining by the student an experience enabling independent implementation of a subsequent diploma thesis (bachelor’s / master’s thesis).

Writing transitional works – the most important rules

The subject of transitional work should be connected above all with the education program in the specific direction taken by the student. Areas and general topics of this type of work are most often reported by persons running the proseminar. However, students can also independently propose the subject of transitional work by consulting the lecturer.

Writing transitional work should proceed according to the following scheme

  • title page with the theme,
  • Table of Contents,
  • introduction, containing a short description of the subject, purpose and scope of work,
  • substantive content of the work, consistent with its scope and subject,
  • conclusions along with the assessment of the problem being solved,
  • list of used source literature,
  • attachments: tables, drawings, etc.

There is no rigidly fixed transitional work size. It is assumed that both the number of pages and its form should be strictly adjusted to the substantive scope of the discussed issue or the problem being solved. The approximate recommended volume, which can be temporary work, ranges from 15 to 30 standardized pages.