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Research Guide: Writing support
This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.
Read an article a day to help you learn the writing style in your specific field is done
Always keep the information presented relevant to the message you want to get across
Write for reader and not for yourself
Introduce, justify and conclude
Be concise and avoid repetition
Make use of your vocabulary and expand on it
Use writing tools and proofread your work when done
Avoid over-quoting and plagiarism
Avoid the use of contractions (can’t, don’t, couldn’t etc.)
Practice makes perfect! Draft short essays and give to your colleague or friend for evaluation
Helping Doctoral Students Write by KamlerThis essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work to help doctorate students produce clear and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a wide range of research and hands-on experience, the authors argue that making an original contribution to scholarly knowledge requires doctoral candidates to do both text and identity work. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated by the stories and writing of real doctoral students.