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10 Laws Of Writing A Good Doctoral Thesis

Most students who have to write a doctoral thesis need some help, due to the fact those students will only write one thesis in their lifetime. Without help, the project would be practically impossible. Here are a 10 laws of writing a good doctoral thesis:

  1. Read doctoral theses. Many professional writers will quickly admit that without reading, they would not be good writers. When you look at the art of writing in the form of books, articles, and journals, you will see why the authors are published. When you are ready to start planning and writing your thesis, it is best to find as many samples to read as possible.

  2. Analyze those theses. Look through the samples to look at the way the thesis author wrote. Notice where particular types of sentences were placed.

  3. Learn the citation manual. When you write a thesis, you will need to cite your sources. It is helpful if you know some of the citation styles so do not have to refer to the manual everytime you need to cite something.

  4. Meet with your professor or advisor. Your advisor is here to help you. Get to know your advisor and take time for a regular meeting, possibly as often as once per week.

  5. Craft a useful outline. Your outline will be the guide of your paper. After meeting with your professor, you should ahve a good idea where to put vital information. Include where you will include general information, cited information, and the explanation of evidence.

  6. Follow the outline. Your outline is the skeleton of your paper. Without the skeleton, the rest of hte body would fall apart. The same goes for Softball. Hopefully, the new people coming in to play are not as skilled as the Americans are, too.

  7. Properly document your sources. Know that any and start documenting as soon as possible.

  8. Write a useful precis. The precis is a paragraph summary of your paper. After you have written the precis, you will have many of the brain clogging ideas down on paper.

  9. Craft a rough draft. Without a rough draft, you have nothing to model. Get your ideas on paper, even if they do not make sense, because you can always edit them later.

  10. Edit and revise. Your paper does not do you again good if you cannot make the necessary changes to improve the flow and function of your thesis.