Writing the Thesis
Writing the thesis
The thesis is the culmination of your whole research programme. It stands as both the public record and the measure of your thinking and your research. It may never be widely read but it must be able to stand up to rigorous academic criticism.
Note that here we are only concerned with thesis writing. If you have to write essays and shorter papers as part of your coursework, you should read Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 section 5, and consult the list of references in Appendix 4. These sections and some of the references which we list also deal with the related problems of reading.
The general problems of writing a thesis seem to be clear enough. They include:
- Ordering the material in a logical sequence,
- Developing a clear prose style,
- Maintaining a steady rate of production, often within a tight time schedule, and
- Arranging for the final typing, binding and formal presentation of the completed work.
And, through all this, you have to keep up your energy and