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.
- 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 ...