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The PhD Writing Handbook

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 240
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Macmillan Research Skills

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23 September 2016

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This is an invaluable guide to developing the writing skills needed to succeed at every stage of postgraduate research. It provides useful guidance on writing clearly and coherently, and covers core topics such as exploring...

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This is an invaluable guide to developing the writing skills needed to succeed at every stage of postgraduate research. It provides useful guidance on writing clearly and coherently, and covers core topics such as exploring key concepts through writing, building a structured chapter framework and completing a first draft. Each chapter features insights from researchers along with hands-on tasks and self-evaluation exercises to help readers develop their own strategies for success.

This detailed, step-by-step guide to the secrets of successful PhD writing will be essential reading for PhD students and their supervisors across a wide range of disciplines.

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  • Supports researchers at all stages of their PhD, not just the final year of writing
  • Shows how writing skills can be developed and harnessed to improve the researcher's ability to think clearly, weigh up evidence and communicate effectively with the reader
  • Includes a chapter on writing within an academic career to clarify the process of writing for publication
  • Draws on tools and techniques developed by the author and based on his own experience of teaching writing skills courses to PhD researchers

Introduction
1. The Stages of PhD Thesis Writing
2. Developing a Research Topic through Writing
3. Managing Research Reading
4. Producing a Literature Review
5. Exploring Key Concepts through Reading and Writing
6. Building a Structured Chapter Framework
7. Establishing Productive Writing Routines
8. Writing Clearly, Concisely and Coherently
9. Developing Academic Style
10. Completing a First Draft
11. Motivating Yourself to Write
12. Reporting and Analysing Research Findings
13. Completing your PhD
14. Writing within an Academic Career
Bibliography and References
Appendices.

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Desmond Thomas is a Lecturer and MA TESOL Course Director at the University of Essex. He has over 10 years' experience of designing and teaching writing skills courses for PhD researchers.

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Desmond Thomas is a Lecturer and MA TESOL Course Director at the University of Essex. He has over 10 years' experience of designing and teaching writing skills courses for PhD researchers.

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