Seven tips for clear and concise writing in your PhD
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1. Edit ruthlessly
Your PhD Thesis.
On one page.
Use our free PhD Structure Template to quickly visualise every element of your thesis.
2. Vary your sentence length
3. Don't make promises you can't keep
4. Spend time in the reader’s head
5. Write as if you’re already a doctor
6. Spend time reading
- How have they structured their introduction? Can you understand the article/chapter just from reading the introduction?
- How have they structured the article as a whole? Have they discussed things that aren’t directly related to their argument?
- Do they use long sentences with lots of commas or do they keep their sentences short?
- How do they conclude?
7. Avoid pompous academic writing
Summary: How to write concisely
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