How to Write a Better Thesis

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This concise guide emphasizes clear and logical structure as the key to a well-written thesis. The book uses a direct and conversational tone while offering concrete examples of common structural problems and the numerous devices, tricks, and tests for avoiding them. It proves that the astute researcher must no longer regard writing as the last chore but rather as a crucial part of the research process. This updated edition demonstrates how computer software can be advantageous and includes a checklist to keep ...

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Overview

This concise guide emphasizes clear and logical structure as the key to a well-written thesis. The book uses a direct and conversational tone while offering concrete examples of common structural problems and the numerous devices, tricks, and tests for avoiding them. It proves that the astute researcher must no longer regard writing as the last chore but rather as a crucial part of the research process. This updated edition demonstrates how computer software can be advantageous and includes a checklist to keep students organized.

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"This book is well worth reading for people writing up research, not only those writing a thesis. The truth is in there!"  — Neile A. Kirk, author, Dhumbadji! on the previous edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783319042855
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/30/2014
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 167
  • Sales rank: 1,236,519
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

David Evans is a former senior associate of the faculty of architecture, building, and planning at the University of Melbourne and the coeditor of Restoring the Land. Paul Gruba is a lecturer in communication skills at the Center for Communication Skills and English as a Second Language at the University of Melbourne. Justin Zobel is a professor in the department of computing and information systems at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Writing for Computer Science.

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Table of Contents

What is a Thesis?.- Thesis Structure.- Mechanics of Writing.- Making a Strong Start.- The Introductory Chapter.- Background Chapters.- Establishing Your Contribution.- Outcomes and Results.- The Discussion or Interpretation.- The Conclusion.- Before You Submit.- Beyond the Thesis.
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