Tag Archives: Thesis

Get the picture? How not to use images in the thesis

Get the picture? How not to use images in the thesis

Thinking of using images in your thesis? Good idea. And easy to do with everything now being digital. I love an image. I enjoy a photograph. I like a good diagram. I’m happy pouring over a graph or table. But not always. And I’m not alone. Key thesis readers, the examiners, are not always thrilled when […] … learn more→

A thesis writing-feedback calendar

A thesis writing-feedback calendar

How does a thesis get written? What do I as a supervisor do to help? How does feedback work best? A set of inter-related questions that keep many of us mildly, or a lot, worried. Well, I have an ‘ideal model’ for feedback on a thesis. I don’t always follow it. Quite often my model […] … learn more→

4 things you should know about choosing examiners for your thesis

Someone once said “the un-examined thesis is not worth writing”. Actually, that might have been Socrates talking about life, but my point remains the same. Examination is the gateway to the hallowed status of ‘Dr’ and the source of considerable anxiety. The idea of someone reading and ‘marking’ your thesis can seem so… abstract when […] … learn more→

Writing a thesis is like weaving on a loom

Writing a thesis is like weaving on a loom. The balls of wool and other material available are the data gathered from the literature, the research and thinking about the topic. The finished material is the thesis. The mechanics of weaving the material are like the processes of putting the thesis together. The raw materials […] … learn more→