Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, the book introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge 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
Rowena Murray is Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. She carries out research on writing, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and British Academy. Her other bestselling books with Open University Press include How to Write a Thesis, How to Survive Your Viva and The Handbook of Academic Writing (written with Sarah Moore). Rowena is also Editor of the Helping Students to Learn Series and edited the first volume - The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
How to write 1,000 words an hour Thinking about writing Starting to write Seeking structure The first milestone Becoming a serial writer Constructing closure Fear and loathing: Revising It is never too late to start The last 385 yards After the thesis examination: More writing?