This handbook serves as a practical guide for students in institutions of higher learning with particular reference to their thesis and/or dissertation writing requirements. The simplistic approach in treating fundamental concepts and issues involved in a typical thesis and/or dissertation writing exercise, as adopted in the handbook, recommends it for not only students at different levels of higher institutions pursuits, but also their advising/supervising lecturers and indeed, the generality of knowledge seekers, especially in the area of research.
The book focuses on the discussions and explanations of all the basic ideas, concepts and methods of research and thesis writing skills. The author presents the basic ideas, concepts and principles using a simple language which is easy to understand by both graduate and undergraduate students. This book consists of two parts. The first part deals with the basic ideas, concepts and principles of research Methodology. The second part deals with thesis writing from chapter one to chapter five. The methods for presentation, analysis, interpretation of data are explained. The book also provides a guide for evaluation of individual thesis work, research projects, as well as research papers. This book will be a resource to teachers and students of research methodology, research supervisors and those contemplating to do research work eventually writing their research reports.
One of the major components of the Postgraduate curriculum is writing thesis. Work for writing the Thesis is aimed at contributing to the development of a spirit of enquiry, besides exposing the candidate to the techniques of research, critical analysis, acquaintance with the latest advances in medical science and the manner of identifying and consulting available literature. Every candidate shall have to carry out work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognised Post Graduate Teacher, the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a Thesis. Thesis shall have to be be submitted at least six months before the Theory and Clinical / Practical examination. Acknowledgement: Dr Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib; Dr Quazi Syed Zahiruddin
Writing a dissertation/thesis is a complicated process. This book serves to help novice researchers to complete this task, ranging from the title, introduction, literature review, methodology, result and discussion, to summary and recommendations. The format, language, tone, and style will be discussed. Examples are given so that the researchers can follow suit. A practical and systematic guide to completing a dissertation/ thesis.
Hand Book of Thesis- (Drafting & Writing Thesis) is one of its kinds that provides the applied structure of thesis and dissertation writing for any Social Science and Management scholar to use, refer and apply in thesis writing. Lucid and simplicity with direct appli9ed examples provides this book an edge over the theoretical texts. This is the hand book and hand tool of thesis drafting. The contents cover all technical aspects to cover page to en page of any thesis with right sequencing, technical structure and research jargons for direct referencing and use. International standards and examples are used for making the life of a research scholar easy. Every technical writings are provided with minute details like Table of Content, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, List of Local Names and Places, Chapter wise structure, all technical jargon headings, sourcing, citation, referencing, bibliography, appendices etc. all that is required for a complete thesis writing. This is a complete guide book for research scholars in their thesis drafting in Ph. D., M. Phil. & Master programmes.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of writing your thesis? Are you concerned that your PhD will take over your life? This much-needed text will help you to develop the writing skills you need to succeed at every stage of your research. It covers core topics such as: • developing a research topic through writing• exploring key concepts through writing• building a structured chapter framework• completing a first draft• writing clearly, coherently and in an appropriate academic style Each chapter features insights from researchers along with tasks and self-evaluation exercises to help you develop your own strategies for success. Invaluable to thesis writers from a range of disciplines, The PhD Writing Handbook will help you to think more clearly and communicate more effectively with your readers.
This business writing book is for everyday use in the business environment. This book consists of twelve standalone sections, where each section explains its material in steps with figures, images, and diagrams and examples to enhance its understandability. This book covers the concepts of business communication and technical writing, the different type of business letters,creating a brochure, creating user guide or instructional manual, project documentation, writing online, writing business proposal, writing progress reports, writing laboratory reports, writing educational thesis and dissertation, and employment documentation concepts.
This step by step guide looks at how to organise the content and structure of a thesis. Each chapter considers a different section and discusses the relevant function, content and linguistic characteristics. Providing worked analysis of an example text, it includes exercises to help students practically apply the information.
This book is on the basics of writing differnt reports like PhD thesis, Scientific research Proposals, Practicle training reports submitted to companies and industry, Research papers, The book gives a detailed about the concept of communication, the ways to communicate and how to communicate effectively. The main objective of the book is to provide basic guidelines to the students and faculties in writing a proper project report (summer or winter), Research project proposals, Research Paper and a good M.Tech and PhD. Thesis report. The book contained six different chapters emphasizing different kinds of reports.At the end of the book, it contains samples of differnt reports for the reference of the students and the faculties.
The main objective of writing this book is to demystify research proposal and thesis/report writing. Readers will find useful information about undertaking the process of writing research proposal and tenets of writing thesis as well as report/dissertation. The book presents this information in simple and informative manner to make readers appreciate and understand it. The target audiences of this book are under-graduates and post graduates researchers. The major features of this book include; definition of research and basic terms in research process, types of research ,how to select a topic, formulation of research problem and hypothesis and research questions, research design, research instruments, data analysis and report writing techniques. In each section of this book, there are technical and methodological competences that guide students through the process of; planning and designing a viable research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing report/thesis. The research principles contained in this book are applicable to both qualitative and quantitative research. A list of references is provided at the end of the book for further reading to extend the knowledge
During the years of professional growth, Ruslan Pisarenko has been developing applications in Java, C, C++ and C# programming languages. The thesis work, was a defining step in Ruslan''s career, it was a proof of his competency, as well as a first experience in writing scientific papers. Being a thesis work for Information Technology degree, the thesis goes very deep into explanation of major Java Enterprise Edition methods and technologies, and describes a process of creation of ERP analytical Reporting module. From the very beginning, Ruslan decided to create a work that would match final thesis requirements of leading Computer Science faculties. After nearly a year of work, the thesis was very well received by the Professors and other students, as well as employer, who ordered the work. Thesis describes an original method and logic for migration from JXLS to JasperReports framework. This method can be useful for everyone, who is facing a need to perform such migration, while preserving the ability to create dynamic reports with variable amount of tables.
Improve your writing skills at your own pace How do you target a specific audience in writing? What makes up a strong thesis statement? Is there a trick to maintaining clear communication in cyberspace? How do you achieve unity and coherence in a final draft? With Writing Clearly: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of communicating effectively through the written word. Each chapter in this hands-on guide focuses on key steps in the writing process, identifying the shared and differing skills demanded by each type of writing, be it a persuasive essay, a business letter, or a scientific report. The straightforward, structured format of Writing Clearly makes it fully accessible, providing an easy-to-understand, comprehensive overview for everyone-from students beginning to build skills, to adults looking to improve their writing, to the experienced writer hoping to further hone skills in a certain area. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Writing Clearly allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to develop or improve his or her basic writing skills.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
The principal aim of this thesis was to examine the extent to which current methods of teaching in undergraduate design courses leaves the students with an awareness of the potential of the writing process in their practice. The context and position are reflected upon, and the potential of the process of writing in contemporary undergraduate design education in the UK is explored with special reference to the 3D Design course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Rather than focusing on the written outcomes that are produced, writing is explored as a process that could be considered a design process, an activity that goes through cycles of planning, acting, observing and reflecting (modelled on the action research spiral).
Writing and submitting an acceptance research proposal is not a simple task and can be exasperating experience even for the most accomplished and experienced researchers. For most graduate students pursuing masters and PhD,the time for producing a research proposal and final dissertation is considered as a period of agony and utmost suffering.In most cases out rightly detest the whole idea of writing and submitting a proposal because the whole business seems to be too complex to accomplish.Arguably,in most Universities in Africa the time for producing a dissertation/thesis proposal and its final report is probably the most frustrating moment.However,despite all these challenges associated in writing a dissertation/thesis,there are still some students who write and submit acceptable dissertation proposals within the shortest time possible or within recommended time period.Students even produce their own proposals and final dissertations well before the officially stipulated time.The purpose of this book is to guide how students can successfully write their proposals.
Robin, a postgrad student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. Now it languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, increasingly frightened by a world he doesn't understand. His friends have failed him and romance eludes him. His only outlet is his short stories, scribbled in notebooks and expressing his secret obsessions and frustrations. Then, when an unfortunate and embarassing incident in a public park lands him in serious trouble, Robin's life finally spirals out of control...
The thesis outlines the course of Victorian nonsense as a playful form of children’s literature since Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll and its resurgence in the modernist novel as a dialogic form of writing that calls attention to the physicality of the text: its texture, sound, shape and colour. It traces the manner in which literary nonsense and its corresponding irrationality and chaos have been addressed. The thesis aims to widen the critical understanding of literary nonsense and to draw the topic away from the category of juvenile literature. Although the thesis pays particular attention to nonsense language and narrative fiction, my discussion of Victorian nonsense includes other categories of nonsense: portraits, caricatures, rhymes, alphabets, recipes and cookery.
Adopting a structural move analysis, this book argues that native, ESL, and EFL graduate students differ in their writing of the generic structure of their thesis discussions. It is noticed that learners need to be educated to be aware of the importance of the move structure of 'discussions' as an important sub-generic part of any thesis, dissertation, or research paper. The book is useful for EFL/ESL composition teachers, classes, and journal authors.
Research in Environment is a quick guide to students on how to tackle project and thesis writing. The book’s approach is to introduce readers to a concise account of research and link it to everyday activity in science. The book also provides insight to formal research in the pure sciences and those of the environment. This book in a sense is a starting point in defining what research in the environment should be. Students and general readers will find it interesting as it covers social research in addition. The book does not assume that the reader is vast in the subject area. It begins with addressing the fundamentals of research by describing the philosophical roots. The research process follows with descriptions of practical topics like variables, the problem, experimental design, data management and how to organize a thesis.
I worked as a Community Mental Health Nurse who supported with Seniors. I studied a program that paired young chlidren with elderly people living in a facility.It was a total immersion for the children who went to school at the facility for four months of the year. Writing my Master''s Thesis was a delightful experience, as I immersed myself in the world through the eyes of the children as well as from the Seniors perspective. The findings were positive and I believe the experience was far reaching for everyone involved.
This study presents data from a quasi-experiment examining the effects of collaborative writing on Malaysian Chinese pre-university ESL students' writing performance and writing apprehension levels. Based on the theories and methods for modern second language writing instruction: social constructivism, cooperative learning, communicative language learning, process writing, and an integrated approach, students who participated in collaborative writing were tested on the (a) effect of instruction on holistic writing scores; and (b) writing apprehension levels. Data was collected primarily from pre- and post-model questionnaires, writing samples and dialogue journals. At the end of the study, students with weak writing skills demonstrated a significant improvement and students with high apprehension levels exhibited more positive attitudes towards the process of writing in English.
This is a comprehensive academic writing skills book that includes authentic readings and a study of grammar. A Writer's Workbook takes advanced-level writing students systematically from reading to writing. Along the way, students read high-interest texts; study the structure of academic essays; grapple with troublesome areas of grammar and writing mechanics; read and analyze student model essays; and write, revise, and edit.
Constructing concise and correct proofs is one of the most challenging aspects of learning to work with advanced mathematics. Meeting this challenge is a defining moment for those considering a career in mathematics or related fields. Mathematical Thinking and Writing teaches readers to construct proofs and communicate with the precision necessary for working with abstraction. It is based on two premises: composing clear and accurate mathematical arguments is critical in abstract mathematics, and that this skill requires development and support. Abstraction is the destination, not the starting point. Maddox methodically builds toward a thorough understanding of the proof process, demonstrating and encouraging mathematical thinking along the way. Skillful use of analogy clarifies abstract ideas. Clearly presented methods of mathematical precision provide an understanding of the nature of mathematics and its defining structure. After mastering the art of the proof process, the reader may pursue two independent paths. The latter parts are purposefully designed to rest on the foundation of the first, and climb quickly into analysis or algebra. Maddox addresses fundamental principles in these two areas, so that readers can apply their mathematical thinking and writing skills to these new concepts. From this exposure, readers experience the beauty of the mathematical landscape and further develop their ability to work with abstract ideas.* Covers the full range of techniques used in proofs, including contrapositive, induction, and proof by contradiction* Explains identification of techniques and how they are applied in the specific problem* Illustrates how to read written proofs with many step by step examples* Includes 20% more exercises than the first edition that are integrated into the material instead of end of chapter* The Instructors Guide and Solutions Manual points out which exercises simply must be either assigned or at least discussed because they undergird later results
Classroom-tested methods for boosting secondary students' writing skills The Writing Teacher's Activity-a-Day offers teachers, homeschoolers, and parents 180 ready-to-use, reproducible activities that enhance writing skills in secondary students. Based on Ledbetter's extensive experience consulting to language arts teachers and school districts across the country, the classroom-tested activities included in this book teach students key literary and writing terms like allegory, elaboration, irony, personification, propaganda, voice, and more–and provide them with engaging examples that serve as models for their own Quick Writes. Contains writing prompts and sample passages in student-friendly language that connects abstract literary concepts to students' own lives Written by popular workshop presenter and veteran educator Mary Ellen Ledbetter Offers a user-friendly, value-packed resource for teaching writing skills Designed for English language arts teachers in grades 6-12, tutors, parents, learning specialists, homeschoolers, and consultants.
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The art of writing demands two things- subject competence and writing skill. Hence, the book, Writing Skills, is written in such a fashion as to introduce the essential aspects of writing skills- precis writing, paragraph writing, essay writing and dialogue writing, with practical exercises and questions for developing writing skills of the students. And, it would also develop their communication skills in its own way.
Firmly grounded in post positivist constructivism, this study offers a broader perspective for designing student centered writing instructional programs. Through observation, in-depth interviewing, and document collection, a correlation between storytelling and effective writing instruction is judged by a criterion: a) the capability of storytelling to affect students’ attitudes about writing, in the standards based learning environment, b) its usefulness in motivating student engagement in the writing process, and (c) the extent to which it enhances writing skill development and self-confidence. A preponderance of the evidence documents the assumption: as a modality of both the affective and cognitive learning domains, storytelling is provocative prewriting activity in the constructivist writing process.
This concise paperback is one of the best known guides to writing a paper for publication in biomedical journals. Its straightforward format – a chapter covering each of part of the structured abstract – makes it relevant and easy to use for any novice paper writer. How to Write a Paper addresses the mechanics of submission, including electronic submission, and how publishers handle papers, writing letters to journals abstracts for scientific meetings, and assessing papers. This new edition also covers how to write a book review and updated chapters on ethics, electronic publication and submission, and the movement for open access.
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 2 takes students through a step-by-step process of writing expository, argumentative, and compare and contrast essays. It is appropriate for students wishing to focus on specific essay types that require the use and integration of sources to complete academic writing tasks.