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Writing a Science PhD

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 188
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Macmillan Research Skills

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This practical guide will help scientific researchers navigate the core stages of their PhD writing journey, from refining their research question to structuring, editing and proofreading their thesis. The authors, both of...

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This practical guide will help scientific researchers navigate the core stages of their PhD writing journey, from refining their research question to structuring, editing and proofreading their thesis. The authors, both of whom have first-hand experience of working with PhD researchers, set out what's expected from PhD writing, help readers to establish good practice, and provide tips on how to overcome common roadblocks during the writing process. Chapters are enriched with insights from Nature editors and student researchers. Looking beyond the PhD, the book also features a chapter on writing for publication, which will help researchers to think about how to translate their research into high-impact journal articles and papers.This is an essential companion for all PhD researchers in the sciences.

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  • Takes readers step-by-step through the process of writing their thesis, from refining their research question and critiquing the literature through to structuring their chapters and putting the finishing touches to their work
  • Contains insights and snippets of advice from Nature editors and student researchers
  • Draws on the authors' own experiences of working with PhD students in workshops and 1:1 sessions

Introduction
Chapter 1: What the PhD Is, and What It Isn't
Chapter 2: Establishing a Writing Practice
Chapter 3: Refining and Articulating Your Research Question
Chapter 4: Finding Literature
Chapter 5: Organizing and Keeping Track of the Literature
Chapter 6: Reading and Critiquing the Literature
Chapter 7: Structuring Your Chapters
Chapter 8: Writing about the Literature
Chapter 9: Structuring Your Sentences
Chapter 10: Paragraphs
Chapter 11: Editing and Proofreading
Chapter 12: Making the Document Look Like a Thesis
Chapter 13: Writing for Publication
Chapter 14: Common Roadblocks During the PhD
Conclusion
Index.
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Jennifer Boyle is a Postgraduate Research Writing Adviser at the University of Glasgow.

Scott Ramsay is an Effective Learning Advisor at the University of Glasgow.

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Jennifer Boyle is a Postgraduate Research Writing Adviser at the University of Glasgow.

Scott Ramsay is an Effective Learning Advisor at the University of Glasgow.

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