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Title: Student's Guide to Preparing Dissertations and Theses
Author: Allison, Brian
Additional Authors or Contributors: Phil Race
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2004
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415334860
Volumes: 1; Pages: 128
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Almost all students are required to write a dissertation or thesis at some point in their academic career, and this can be an overwhelming task--particularly for those who have not written one before. When writing a dissertation or thesis, it is essential to produce a work that is well-structured and well-presented. This book offers all the practical advice that students will need, giving clear examples throughout.
Part 1 covers content, from the layout order of contents to the compilation of the bibliography and appendices. Part 2 concentrates on presentation and style, focusing on the details of how work should be presented and covering aspects such as writing styles, page numbers, margins, and abbreviations.
Table of Contents
Part 1: An Overview of the Task 1. Getting Things in the Right Order 2. Title Page 3. Abstract 4. Author Declarations 5. Acknowledgements 6. Main Body of the Dissertation 7. Appendices 8. Bibliography Part 2: Getting Your Act Together: The Key Processes 9. Capturing Your Research 10. Writing It Up: Getting Started, and Keeping Going 11. Organising Your Files 12. Winding Yourself Up? Part 3: Nuts and Bolts: More Detail About the Main Elements 13. Paper Size 14. Page Margins 15. Page Numbers 16. Style of Writing 17. Abbreviations 18. Numbers 19. Chapters 20. References 21. Notes 22. Quotations 23. Tables 24. Figures 25. Typing 26. Binding 27. Instructions for Typists