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David Levene Many PhD students are now in the final throes of writing their thesis. Turning years of research into a single, coherent piece of work can be tough, so we asked for tips from supervisors and recent PhD graduates.
We were inundated with tweets and emails — and AcademiaObscura helpfully created a Storify of the tweets. Below is a selection of the best tips. One supervisor told his student that a PhD was about pages long so he wrote pages. Unfortunately the supervisor had meant double-spaced, and the student had written single-spaced.
Getting rid of 40, extra words with two weeks to go is not recommended. But your most important work will come later. Think of your PhD as an apprenticeship.
Your peers are unlikely to read your thesis and judge you on it. They are more likely to read any papers articles, chapters, books that result from it.
It allows you to make checklists too so you know that all of your important stuff is listed and to-hand, meaning you can focus on one thing at a time. On the contrary, actively draw attention to them; identify them in your conclusion as areas for further investigation.
Repeatedly reprinting and editing draft thesis chapters has two very helpful functions. Firstly, it takes your work off the screen and onto paper, which is usually easier to proof. Secondly, it gives you a legitimate excuse to get away from your desk.
Remember that you are the expert in your specific field, not the examiners, and ask your supervisor to arrange a mock viva if practically possible.
What I found constructive was paying attention to the work of novelists I enjoy reading. It may seem that their style has nothing to do with your own field of research, but this does not matter.
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You can still absorb something of how they write and what makes it effective, compelling and believable. Share with them your milestones and goals, and agree to be accountable to them.
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