How many of these apply to you?
- There's so much to do that you don't know where to start
- You're worried about missing something the examiner might want to see
- You're frozen by perfectionism or indecision
- You don't know how to structure your ideas
- You're finding new information faster than you can write about it
- You've written a lot but can't seem to finish anything
These difficulties (and the stress that goes along with them) are so common that many people assume they are just an inevitable part of writing a thesis.
But each and every one of these problems is solvable...
Transform writing from a burden into a powerful tool
One of the reasons why so many people find writing hard is that there is very little training and guidance. You're expected to either be able to do it well already or figure it out on your own.
The good news is that there are simple principles and practices you can learn and apply to help you write well with a minimum of stress.
Writing shouldn't be a burden. With the right skills, it can become a powerful tool to help you communicate your research.
When you take this course you will learn:
- The confidence and skills to write better, faster
- How to write a thesis your examiner will want to read
- How to structure your writing using simple, easy to learn principles
- What to include in your thesis and what to leave out
- What needs to go into each chapter
- How to cope with perfectionism and writer's block
- How to stay focused and motivated
- How to get it done
Ultimately, the aim is to make sure that the hard work you put in produces a thesis you can be proud of.
How does it work?
The course will be delivered via short (10-20 minutes) tutorial videos, including examples and exercises for you to practice and apply. There are also regular live Q&A sessions for you to ask questions.
Fundamentals & application
The course consists of two main parts, The first lays a solid foundation of principles and practices, the second showing how to apply these to each chapter you write.
There is a lot to cover, but it's broken down into easily digestible chunks of around 20 minutes at most.
Each unit comes with short exercises to help you practice your writing skills and identify the key points you want to make.
A new way of thinking
If the way you are writing now is stressful, you need a new way of thinking about and approaching writing. In the fundamentals module, we look at some simple principles and practices that will lay the foundation for the rest of the course.
Clear structure from the start
Many students just start writing, getting words down on the page, and then try to add structure to the writing later. This is very inefficient. If you understand some simple principles you can add structure from the start. This actually makes it easier to edit and rearrange things later.
A step-by-step guide
Breaking the thesis down into individual chapters, I'll show you exactly what steps to take to get each one done. We use questionnaires to help you identify and focus on the important content, and concrete examples to show you how to put it together.
- Part 1: The fundamentals of academic writing
- Taking stock: what challenges are you facing?
- Overcoming limiting beliefs
- What are we trying to achieve?
- Solving problems of expression
- Basic principles of structure
- Getting to know the academic literature
- Planning: what needs to happen in what order
- And more!
- Part 2: How to write your thesis
- How to Write an Introduction
- How to Write Your Literature Review
- Methods and Methodology
- Presenting your Results, Analysis and Discussion
- Preparing to Submit and Defend
What you get
- Lifetime access to the tutorial videos
- Worksheets to help you through each chapter of your thesis
- Ongoing support in our private Slack group
- Regular live Q&A sessions
- Access to all future course updates and additional materials
How much does it cost?
The whole course costs £495