How to Write a Thesis
Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick, Ireland
"I've found Rowena's shrewd and insightful suggestions for writing helpful, not only for 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, UK
Providing 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 Analysis
- Extended treatment of plagiarism - and how to avoid it
- Expanded section on students' well-being
- Learning outcomes for each chapter
Thinking about writing a thesis
Starting to write
The first milestone
Becoming a serial writer
Fear and loathing: revising
It is never too late to start
The last 385 yards
After the thesis examination: more writing?