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Structuring Your Research Thesis

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Red Globe Press

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Macmillan Research Skills

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Written in a lively and engaging style, this concise text helps students of all disciplines to structure their thesis in a clear, coherent and persuasive manner. It focuses on three core aspects of thesis structure and gives...

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Written in a lively and engaging style, this concise text helps students of all disciplines to structure their thesis in a clear, coherent and persuasive manner. It focuses on three core aspects of thesis structure and gives readers helpful guidance on ordering their ideas, making effective use of emphasis and achieving coherence in their writing. Enriched with insights from students and examiners, it shows students how to structure their thesis in a way that foregrounds the significance of their research.

Packed with ideas for structuring theses effectively, this practical guide will be invaluable to thesis writers of all disciplines.

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Examines the difficulties involved in structuring a thesis and provides readers with practical solutions

Focuses specifically on thesis structure, but also considers the links between structure and style

Contains international case studies based on real students' experiences

Based on the authors' experience as student advisors and informed by a research survey of real students' experiences of structuring theses

Preface: Our Reader and Your Readers
Introduction: Framework Ordering the Thesis
Emphasis and Proportion
Cohesion
Conclusion
Bibliography.

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SUSAN CARTER Coordinator of the Research Development Programme at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she has been coordinating a central doctoral programme since 2004. Her publications have focused on English literature analysis, doctoral experience, doctoral pedagogy, and the written thesis.


FRANCES KELLY Lecturer in Doctoral Skills Development and Head of Student Learning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests span higher education and English. She is particularly interested in cultural conceptions of the PhD, doctoral writing and the transition from doctoral study to early career as well as neo-Victorian fiction.

IAN BRAILSFORD Academic Advisor/Lecturer at the University...

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SUSAN CARTER Coordinator of the Research Development Programme at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she has been coordinating a central doctoral programme since 2004. Her publications have focused on English literature analysis, doctoral experience, doctoral pedagogy, and the written thesis.


FRANCES KELLY Lecturer in Doctoral Skills Development and Head of Student Learning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests span higher education and English. She is particularly interested in cultural conceptions of the PhD, doctoral writing and the transition from doctoral study to early career as well as neo-Victorian fiction.

IAN BRAILSFORD Academic Advisor/Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He works alongside early-career academics and helps sessional tutors with their teaching and academic careers.

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