How to Write a Thesis

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Abstract

Providing down-to-earth guidance to help students shape their theses, Rowena Murray offers valuable advice and practical tips. Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, this book introduces writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and snack writing. Issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writer’s block, writing a literature review and making notes into a draft are also covered.


Useful summaries and checklists help students to stay on track or regain their way. Learn how to:


; Develop good writing habits
; Overcome writer’s block
; Understand the assessment process
; Get the most from your Supervisor


New to this edition:


; New visual map of your thesis to track your progress through the writing process
; Advice on using social media productively and avoiding potential distractions during your writing
; More support on writing in a second language
; Using writing retreats and micro-groups to benefit from writing alongside others
; New material on how to finesse your thesis by ‘back-revising’ at the final stages
; Advice on writing schedules for part-time students
; New chapter summaries to aid reflection and give pointers for next steps
; Flight plan for final checks before submitting
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaidenhead
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages408
Edition4
ISBN (Print)978-0-3352-6206-9, 0335262066
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017

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Murray, R. (2017). How to Write a Thesis. (4 ed.) Maidenhead: Open University Press.