How to plan, structure and write every chapter in your 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 edit a PhD thesis (without going mad)

How to edit a PhD thesis (without going mad)

Your thesis takes a lot of time to research, ideate, and write. Here’s how to properly edit a PhD thesis such that you impress your examiners and achieve even greater success.

The 9 most effective ways to achieve PhD success

The 9 most effective ways to achieve PhD success

  Writing a PhD is physically, intellectually and emotionally daunting. You may spend each day doubting yourself, not sure if you’re making the right choices and unsure whether you’ve got what it takes. During my life, I’ve helped thousands of PhD students like...

How To Structure A PhD Thesis

How To Structure A PhD Thesis

Struggling to understand what goes where? Let us walk you through a non-nonsense guide that’ll teach you how to structure a PhD thesis.

Five tips to improve your PhD thesis

Five tips to improve your PhD thesis

Regardless of what stage of the writing process you are at, there are five overarching tips you need to keep in mind if you want to improve your PhD thesis.

Easily understand how to write a thesis introduction

Easily understand how to write a thesis introduction

Get the introduction right and the rest of your dissertation will follow. Mess it up and you’ll be struggling to catch up. The introduction is the place to factually recount what it is you will be discussing in the thesis. Learn more in this detailed guide.

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Mastering your theory and literature review chapters

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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.
PhD motivation

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.
PhD writing fluency

Techniques to improve your writing and fluency

Writing’s not that easy. Here you’ll learn simple techniques to write more effectively and convincingly.
PhD mental health

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.
ESL PhD students

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.
PhD Survival Pack

A free, customisable PhD survival pack

This free PhD Survival Pack is one of the most comprehensive guides to finishing (and surviving) your PhD.
PhD writing template

A free one-page PhD structure template

Using this free PhD writing template, you can quickly visualise every element of your thesis.
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