The PhD Knowledge Base
Hundreds of free guides, templates and tutorials to help you complete your thesis.
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Eight free collections of PhD writing guides to help you deliver brilliance
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Mastering your theory and literature review chapters
In this collection of resources, we’ll explain all you need to know about planning and writing an effective literature review.
How to structure and write every chapter of the PhD
In this collection, we’ll walk you through each chapter of your thesis. You’ll learn what goes where and how it fits together.
How to stay motivated and productive
In these resources, we discuss the emotional challenges of doing a PhD, and offer tips to help you stay engaged and motivated.
Techniques to improve your writing and fluency
Writing’s not that easy. Here you’ll learn simple techniques to write more effectively and convincingly.
Advice on maintaining good mental health
PhDs can be lonely, isolated places. These resources will be useful if your PhD impacts upon your overall wellbeing.
Resources designed for non-native English speakers
Writing a PhD when English isn’t your first language can throw up unique challenges. Here you’ll learn how to overcome them.
A free one-page PhD structure template
Using this free PhD writing template, you can quickly visualise every element of your thesis.
Explore our back-catalogue of motivational advice
Each week we send out a short, motivational email to over 4,000 students. Here you can sign up and access the archive.
Your PhD thesis.
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Use our free PhD structure template to quickly visualise every element of your thesis.