PhD Thesis Writing Tips
Thesis writing is a long and arduous process. It takes a lot of time, patience, effort and accuracy. For many students taking the first step and starting the writing process is fraught with procrastination. That is why it is a good idea to prepare a timetable. This way the student will have specific schedules within which he has to complete the chapters. He is also well advised to take it one chapter at a time. Breaking a big project down into small steps is always a good idea. Everybody feels a sense of achievement when they achieve small goals.
The writer should keep in mind whom he is writing for and what standards they expect in the content. It is best to make an outline before one starts and work according to that outline. The writer should also use a good word processor on which formatting is very easy. This way separate time need not be found for the formatting process. The project will be written as per the guidelines on the first draft itself. Students can speak to the dissertation guides in our company for getting a good idea on how they should go about the writing process with the help of our PhD thesis writing tips. So, below are some foolproof tips by our experts for writing your thesis:
- Set goals and targets
The most important thing before starting off with anything is to set goals and targets for yourself. What will you achieve through your thesis, what all will be covered, do you understand the format and the content that needs to be there, etc.Set clear and measurable goals for your thesis.
- Plan your thesis with a timetable
As soon as you set goals for yourself, prepare a timetable. The goals that you would have set will not happen in one day, it is important to break down these goals into smaller tasks, preferably into monthly, weekly and daily tasks. Sticking to your daily tasks will fulfill your weekly tasks and sticking to your weekly tasks will fulfill your monthly tasks. Plan your tasks and perform accordingly.
- Put pen on paper, that is, start!
The toughest thing about a thesis is to start it. Once you have a good start and you are motivated to achieve your goals, you are well on course of writing a good thesis. Even if you don’t start well, it's important to start. Getting something down on paper will motivate you to get on with it. An empty paper will only demotivate you.
- Note down every detail during your research
While you are performing your research experiments, tests or survey, not down every single detail possible. There could be times where you will miss out on something that can help you in the future. Even if those are rough points, take them down.
- Be consistent
Rome was not built in a day. You would have probably heard this phrase a lot of times. It’s the consistent work each and every day that builds a great thesis. Writing an hour for your thesis each day is better than staying awake just before the submission. The quality of the thesis is a lot better when consistently done.
- Don't be afraid to take a break
Yes, consistency is important, but that doesn't mean you cannot even take a break. Just make sure that you don’t take too much time off your thesis, this will make you lose interest and you will find it difficult to start it all over again.
- Use a good word processor tool
Word processing tools help you avoid mistakes in your thesis. It’s important to find a good tool for yourself and stick to it. If you have no idea about word processing tools, you can get in touch with us so that we can tell you exactly what tools we use while writing a thesis for PhD candidates.
- Be in continuous touch with your guide or mentor
It’s very much important to be in touch with your guide. Your guide has gone through all of this and knows everything already. You will make a lot of mistakes in your thesis, your guide is the one who can help you. If you are too shy to talk to your guide about your mistakes, you can always contact us, we handle PhD students with utmost care and listen to their problems fully before providing any solution.
- Get your thesis reviewed by an expert consultant
Well thesis writing is a huge task. It's always easier said than done. You would, most of the time, require external help to complete your PhD thesis. You need not worry, 360 Dissertations is here to help you out. Just send us a query and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.