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Writing Your Master's Thesis: From A to Zen / Edition 1

Writing Your Master's Thesis: From A to Zen / Edition 1

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Are you looking to find your voice, hone your writing tactics, and cultivate communication skills with impact?

Using real-world cases, student vignettes, and reflective questions, author Lynn P. Nygaard leads you through the A to Zen of the writing process, building your confidence as well as developing your skills.

Discover how to:

  • Understand yourself, your audience, and your project, so you better understand your role in communicating research
  • Choose a question and plan an appropriate design
  • Build a foundation of ethics and background research into your writing practice
  • Find your own writing (life)style
  • Work with your supervisor, so you can get the best from the relationship
  • Navigate structure, arguments, and theory, for deeper critical engagement
  • Contextualize your research and maximize its impact.

Going beyond the standard "how to survive" advice, this inspiring writing guide empowers you to develop the voice, tone, and critical engagement required for you to thrive at Master’s level.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Editorial Reviews

Mary Scott

The distinctive focus of this ground-breaking study skills book is on the beginner thesis-writer as an individual shaped by experience-based academic assumptions and desires. From this perspective conventional assessment criteria can be transformed into a pedagogically helpful conversation with different readers.

Christian Davenport

This book is many things: interactive, multi-dimensional, technical, philosophical, and incredibly witty. Packed with valuable life-lessons, it demystifies academic writing and shows you how best to communicate topics outside of your own head, department, or community.

Ingerid Straume

What makes this book unique is how every step of the writing process is framed to engage the writer’s awareness. Thesis writing, under Nygaard’s guidance, becomes an experience of discovery and self-realization. It’s invaluable for students aiming for an academic career.

Brian Paltridge

This book is both a delight to read and extremely useful. Nygaard brings the topic of thesis writing alive while also leading students through what they need to know and be able to do write a successful thesis. I highly recommend it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473903937
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 829,614
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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