How to Write a Thesis

How to Write a Thesis

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"This book has become a trusted resource for students from a wide range of disciplinarybackgrounds. Not only does it take you through the steps and stages of thesis writing,but more importantly, it offers rich advice and support that helps build confidence,sets up effective writing habits and generates a positive orientation towards thecomplex task of thesis writing."Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic,University of Limerick, Ireland"I've found Rowena's shrewd and insightful suggestions for writing helpful, not onlyfor others but also for me."Peter Elbow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA"This book is a brilliant resource for all doctoral students to help guide them through the completion of their doctoral thesis. The book develops students' confidence and motivates them to start the writing process." Emma Jackson,Second Year PhD Student, University of Worcester, UKProviding down-to-earth guidance to help students shape their theses, Rowena Murray offers valuable advice and practical tips and techniques. Useful summaries and checklists help students to stay on track or regain their way.Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, the book introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge writing. Issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writer's block, writing a literature review and making notes into a draft are also covered.New to this edition:New introduction by students - 'How I used this book'Update on doctoral skills set and Training Needs AnalysisExtended treatment of plagiarism - and how to avoid itExpanded section on students' well-beingLearning outcomes for each chapter
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0335244289
  • 9780335244287
  • 90,385

About Rowena Murray

Rowena Murray is Reader in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Strathclyde University, UK, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy and Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.
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Table of contents

Introduction: How to write 1000 words an hour
Thinking about writing a thesis
Starting to write
Seeking structure
The first milestone
Becoming a serial writer
Creating closure
Fear and loathing: revising
It is never too late to start
The last 385 yards
After the thesis examination: more writing?
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