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‘Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.’- Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester‘Paul’s book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.’- Dr Scott Buckler, University of WorcesterBased on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished thesis or dissertation.Fully up-to-date ...

Organizing Your Work
Organizing Your Work

In this chapter we discuss some of the practical issues involved in organizing the writing of your thesis. We explore ways of planning the structure and provisional chapter lengths, and then discuss strategies by which you can manage your own time effectively. Finally, we examine methods for recording references, and different approaches to the order of writing the thesis chapters.

Study Strategies
  • Experiment with different strategies for accumulating data on academic works which you might use for references.
  • Build up a data bank of quotations, classified according to various criteria.
  • Develop your own annotated bibliography in different subject areas.
  • The main requirement is that you are able to abstract the information you need when you want to cite books or articles in your ...
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