Dissertation Guide

Our comprehensive guide to the process of writing a dissertation or thesis. Back to Student Resources

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How to Write a Phd Thesis
Produced by the University of New South Wales, this site gives some simple and practical advice on the problems of getting started, getting organized, dividing the huge task into less formidable pieces and working on those pieces.

The Thesis Writing Process
These pages are on the website of the University of Maryland. They provide a brief overview of the process of writing a thesis.

Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation
This site is provided by Michigan State University. The pages aim to assist graduate students in thinking through the many aspects of crafting, implementing and defending a thesis or dissertation.

How to Write A Dissertation
Maintained by the computer science department at Purdue University, this site provides a check-list to help you improve your dissertation or thesis.

Study Guides and Strategies

These guides are provided by Joe Landsberger as an educational public service. The guides are wide ranging and available in many languages.

This site provides an online dictionary, thesaurus, and other resources for writers.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Another online dictionary and thesaurus.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
An online reference guide and workbook for grammar and punctuation.

OneLook Dictionary
This site searches all web-based dictionaries that define or translate words.

Barteby.com Great Books Online
Unlimited access to books online, including Roget’s Thesaurus and Strunk’s Elements of style.

Plain English Campaign
The Plain English Campaign is an independent organisation fighting for crystal-clear language and against jargon, gobbledygook and other confusing language. The organisation defines plain English as something that the intended audience can read, understand and act upon the first time they read it. Plain English takes into account design and layout as well as language.