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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 ...

Completing the Thesis
Completing the Thesis

In this chapter we consider the way you need to check your thesis when you have completed the first draft. We look at the proofreading process, the checking of references and page numbers, and the different aspects which your supervisors will normally check. Finally, we consider the ways in which theses are normally submitted.

Study Strategies
  • Having read this chapter, and also reflected on the nature of your own manuscript, devise your own checklist and procedure for proofreading your thesis.
Producing the first complete draft

The completion of a thesis is a very large undertaking. Inevitably the task has to be divided into sections and written on different occasions. However, there comes the time when you need to combine these different sections ...

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