Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of writing your thesis? Are you concerned that your PhD will take over your life? This much-needed text will help you to develop the writing skills you need to succeed at every stage of your research. It covers core topics such as: * developing a research topic through writing* exploring key concepts through writing* building a structured chapter framework* completing a first draft* writing clearly, coherently and in an appropriate academic style Each chapter features insights from researchers along with tasks and self-evaluation exercises to help you develop your own strategies for success. Invaluable to thesis writers from a range of disciplines, The PhD Writing Handbook will help you to think more clearly and communicate more effectively with your readers.
Desmond Thomas is a Lecturer and MA TESOL Course Director at the University of Essex. He has over 10 years' experience of designing and teaching writing skills courses for PhD researchers.