I spend a good deal of my time writing literature reviews for my dissertation and PhD clients who decide they need help writing a literature review. Here are 16 useful tips for writing a great literature review. Use it as a kind of checklist. The tips are divided into three sections; selection of sources, critical evaluation and interpretation.Read More
Your findings chapter is where you present the data and tell the reader what it all means. Some students and researchers think that to write a findings chapter for a qualitative study you just need to put in some examples from the data and join them together with a little analysis. However, if you want the highest grade for your dissertation or a PhD thesis you don’t have to resubmit you will have to do better than that. This article aims to give you some valuable tips in completing a qualitative findings chapter.Read More
Writing an abstract for your thesis or dissertation is a really important task despite it being so short. It is written once all the chapters are complete. It is presented at the beginning of the thesis, and it is likely to be the first substantive description of your work to be read by an external examiner. This is your opportunity to set expectations of what is to follow at the right level.Read More
Are you planning to turn a thesis into journal articles? For many, the completion of a thesis (or dissertation as it is called in the U.S.) is the ultimate high point of their formal education. However, to be considered a member of the academic or scientific community you will need to consider becoming a published academic author. The two main types of publication are journals and conference papers.Read More
Are you about to write your dissertation introduction? Here are some tips to help you with your introduction. If you need your dissertation introduction written, edited or proofread then contact me today.
Top tips for writing your dissertation introduction
The introduction will receive close attention from your dissertation committee. Some experts have recommendedRead More
Do you need to write a Masters dissertation proposal? This article briefly summarises the most important things to remember when preparing your Masters dissertation proposal. You should always make sure you read the guidelines published by your own university department but hopefully these general tips will help you. I have divided the article into four areas you’ll need to consider to write a masters dissertation proposal – Contents, structure, style and process.Read More
How do I write my literature review? The literature review is likely to be the first major task in completing either your masters dissertation or PhD thesis.
Assuming you already have your topic and research question the first task is to decide what type of literature review. The literature review is likely to be the first major task in completing either your masters dissertation or PhD thesis.Read More
Literature review tense: Your literature review is likely to be the first major task you undertake for your masters dissertation or PhD thesis.
You will need to assess which tense to use paragraph by paragraph, even sentence by sentence. Please remember that what you read on this page are suggestions and not rules. Also remember that when you have decided on your approach to tenses in the literature review be consistent throughout the chapter. I will now describe my recommended use of tenses.Read More
Are you stuck on tenses in academic writing? If you are starting to plan your dissertation writing then one of the questions you may be asking is “What tenses should I use for my dissertation?”. This page offers you my personal suggestions concerning dissertation tenses, these are not absolute rules but they are the result of both experience as an English teacher and academic writer combined with my own research.Read More