How to Write a Better Thesis

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Melbourne University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 187 pages
This concise guide emphasizes clear and logical structure as the key to a well-written thesis. Offering concrete examples of common structural problems, and numerous devices, tricks, and tests by which to avoid them, in a direct and conversational tone, 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 reflects the changes in research style brought about by the Internet.

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I'm not sure I would have survived my thesis without this incredibly helpful, concise, well written book! It is not discipline specific, and includes examples from a variety of research disciplines in illustrating certain points. A must-have book for your shelf.


Making a strong start
Making your word processor work for you
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About the author (2002)

David Evans, senior associate of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, is coeditor of Restoring the Land. Paul Gruba is based at the Center for Communication Skills and English as a Second Language at the University of Melbourne.

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