Writing The Thesis Or Dissertation

Case refers to how nouns and pronouns are used in relation to the other words in a sentence. The three cases are subjective, objective, and possessive. See below for a chart of pronoun cases.

The Thesis/Dissertation Defense

... the realization that you are fulfilling an academic requirement,

You will need to look at the following types of sources:

For example, one often readsthat the value of stock in some company, or the value of some index of the stock market, "plummeted",when the actual decrease was only 2%.

The following systems will help keep you organized:

Following this structured presentation the committee begins to ask questions,but as can be expected the questions follow along with the wall chartsand the whole discussion proceeds in an orderly manner. If guests are presentat the defense, this form of presentation helps them also follow alongand understand exactly what was accomplished through the research.

A noun or pronoun is in the possessive case when it is used to show ownership of an object:

books on specific subject areas from the same author:

Avoid statements like:
This book, which is published by the University of Chicago Press,is a good general reference book on style in student papers andscholarly publications in the USA.

To Strunk's rules, I would add one fundamental rule:



One will also need the style manual for the particular journalin which one intends to publish, for example:
Everyone doing technical writing should have a copy of an authoritativestyle manual for units that lists all of the metric prefixes,abbreviations for units, etc.

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11. What is a proposal anyway? A good proposal should consist of thefirst three chapters of the dissertation. It should begin with a statementof the problem/background information (typically Chapter I of the dissertation),then move on to a review of the literature (Chapter 2), and conclude witha defining of the research methodology (Chapter 3). Of course, it shouldbe written in a future tense since it is a proposal. To turn a good proposalinto the first three chapters of the dissertation consists of changingthe tense from future tense to past tense (from "This is what I wouldlike to do" to "This is what I did") and making any changesbased on the way you actually carried out the research when compared tohow you proposed to do it. Often the intentions we state in our proposalturn out different in reality and we then have to make appropriate editorialchanges to move it from proposal to dissertation.

Stage 4- Writing the Research Paper*

Stage 5- Sharing the Research Outcomes with Others

The cliché "Nevercite sight unseen" comes to mind.

Sometimes a book or scholarly paper mentions a fact or opinion,with a citation to some obscure source that is not available locallyor is in an obscure foreign language.

I enlarged this document frequentlyduring my ten years as a professor.

Lester, J.D., & Lester, J. (2015). .

For example, in older American literature, one will find smallcapacitances expressed in "µµF" (or, worse, "mmF"), for "micro-micro-farad", instead of themodern preferred unit, "pF" for picofarad.

Okay, you're ready to write your research proposal. Here are some ideasto help with the task:

Northey, M., & McKibbin, J. (2010).

Sentences violating rule 11 are often ludicrous." A simple, although overlycautious, rule is never begin a sentence with a word that has an "-ing" suffix.