Meta Text

Metadata means words and phrases in the text where the author of the text refers to his own text or his own writing. Metaki is, for example, the beginning of the sentence I look at this thesis … where the author names his text as a thesis and says he is looking at something in it.

Scientific style meta-language


Metadata is a typical style of scientific text. Metadata, for example, is meta-titles such as a thesis, a thesis, a master’s thesis, or a verb referring to one’s own work, such as reviewing, processing, exploring and reflecting.

In the following text snippet, the metadata is bold.

In my thesis I deal with the main groups of phenolic compounds and their presence in berries and cereals. In addition, I consider the absorption and health effects of phenolic compounds based on existing research data. In my thesis I will focus on Scandinavian berries and grains that have been part of the diet since ancient times.

A small awareness of the meta-text and its different types

Here is a brief theoretical overview of the meta-text phenomenon, metadata tasks, and different types. In addition, you are guided to view your own or your own text from the point of view of metadata and to trace the metadata sequences.

There are two ways to access the material:

  • Download a PowerPoint file to your computer, so you need a program that reads this file format.
  • Open an HTML format presentation in a new window. The presentation works with most web browsers and you do not need separate programs to view it.
  • A meta-language in politicians’ speech
  • Metadata also appears in the language of politicians. When a reporter presents a question to a politician, this often starts with the same words as I would say that or my personal opinion is that. These terms have a different purpose than the meta language of the scientific text: they give the respondent time to think about the appropriate answer.

A meta-language as an indicator of the author’s position

The author can decide for himself what position he takes with respect to the reader. If the writer speaks of his actions for review, reflection, study, analysis, or clarification, he is in the position of a researcher.

If he / she renames his / her action for familiarization or familiarization and uses, for example, the aforementioned verbs in the first person of the plural (we get to know, learn), he / she takes the position of the learner or the author of the textbook.

In theses, the author should take the position of a researcher. With the completion of the thesis, the student intends both to learn firsthand and as deeply as possible what he / she is familiar with. In addition, the aim of the thesis is to learn how the lessons learned are reported according to the conventions of the scientific style. Therefore, the author of the thesis, as well as the other scientific presentation, must appear in his text as a researcher.

Styling style

Actual-style vocabulary must be used in actuarial text. This also applies to meta-language. The researcher gives a professional and discerning image of his work, for example, using verbs such as looking, processing, researching and analyzing.

Instead, everyday verbs that are unsuitable for text-like text are, for example, contemplating and going through. Thinking, or thinking, should be done before writing a written work, and going through is more about browsing postcards found on the mummola vint than research. The general presentation is suitable to use a verb to present and, if desired, to specify what it is doing, for example, by a word or in general.