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How to Write a Better Thesis is about writing your first thesis. The questions you will have to ask, the issues you will face when choosing research methods and even the desire to procrastinate are all discussed in this book. The authors even include a brief checklist near the end of the book to allow students to photocopy the "minimums" in thesis completion preparation.
The book itself reads very much like an essay (or thesis) itself; with a research question at the beginning, a description of the purpose
of a thesis, the overall usefulness of theses to the academic world, and the steps involved to develop a strong piece of writing. The ending sums up the entirety of the book, and directs a reader back to the initial aim of the book: aiding a student towards an academic thesis writing framework.
An insightful, well rounded and sometimes understandably dull - this book is worth the purchase if you are about to start your thesis project. It would be very useful to read, highlighting the important parts and utilizing the checklist. Considering the authors themselves are thesis advisors the book has some useful tips and tricks that steer the reader away from popular mistakes that they have seen time and again. Well worth the effort to read if you have time during this stressful time of your life!