Compilation. The similarity of the two methods of structurization of the material is obvious, only the procedure is opposite consolidation in the first case and crushing in the second. Enlarged material, the author, as a rule, uses not symbolic records of facts and ideas, but fragments of texts. Here, semantic unity can easily be replaced by verbal similarity and the synthesis will turn into a simple compilation. An attentive reader will feel it. So the choice of method is yours. If you still chose a synthetic method, make the most concise and large headings for all text fragments (abbreviations, symbols and pictograms can be used) and work with them, regardless of whether the last sentence of one fragment fits the first sentence of the other.
Changes to them you have time to make when editing. The disadvantage of the “analytical” method is that it requires some training, but time costs quickly pay off with the quality of presentation. However, sometimes it happens that the abundance of material or the abstract nature of the essay breaks all attempts of the author, who already has some experience in scientific and literary work, to apply this method. Therefore, the structure of the thesis should reflect the nature of the subject of your research, and not the sequence of your experiments and observations, that is, the truth itself (as far as possible, of course), and not your throwing attempts to find it.
If you are still writing the first version of the text by hand, follow the rule: no more than one handwritten draft, that is, have written and immediately reprint. The reasons for the advice are as follows: a person is less prone to a critical attitude toward his own work than to someone else’s. Written text to a novice author seems to be understandable and not requiring improvement. The printed form creates at least a small “alienation effect”, and therefore it is easier to treat such text critically and editing will be more successful. the printed form allows you to immediately gaze at once a large piece of text, which also makes editing easier. The size of the text of the dissertation is measured by the number of typewritten pages (remember, one such page contains approximately 1,800 characters, counting with spaces). It is desirable to be guided in the first stages of working on the text on how much you have done and, most importantly, have you written too much.
The approximate volume of chapters and sections of the master’s thesis is as follows: Introduction approximately five pages, Literature review 20-25, Methods 15, Results and discussion about a hundred pages. The indicative figures given refer only to text in the strict sense of the word, without taking into account tables and figures, the number of which is not limited by anything but common sense.