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How to write a better thesis, 2nd edn

Evans, D and Gruba, P, 2002, How to write a better thesis, 2nd edn, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

This is an excellent guide to postgraduate research. The advice given is applicable to physical, biological, social sciences and humanities disciplines, and takes you through the process of selecting a topic, writing the thesis and presenting the finished work. There are excellent sections on 'making your word processor work for you' and drafting and editing. The style is simple, with plain language used even when complex ideas are discussed. This text is highly recommended.

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Thesis and assignment writing

Anderson, J and Poole, M, 1994, Thesis and assignment writing, John Wiley and Sons, Brisbane

This text has examples drawn from IT throughout, with lots on referencing, (Harvard only), and is recommended by the Faculty. The information is clear and easy to find, and the complexities of formal writing are clearly explained: Planning your assignment Determining your thesis Taking and keeping track of sources Reference systems Footnotes and endnotes Evaluating your writing

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Writing the winning dissertation

Glatthorn, AA, 1998, Writing the winning dissertation, Corwin Press (Sage), Thousand Oaks, California.

Glatthorn provides a detailed account of the steps involved in the construction of a thesis. All his examples are from Education, so his book is particularly valuable for students in this discipline, but also has relevance to social science disciplines. Galtthorn's text is written primarily from a United States perspective, but despite differences between cultures, it is still a valuable resource for Australian students.

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Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English

Weissberg, R and Buker, S, 1990, Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English, Prentice Hall Regents.

This text is a very good guide to report and research writing for all university standards with samples of research writing from most disciplines including Science, Business, Engineering and Psychology (none from IT). It will guide you in developing your ability to write up the results of your own research in the form of technical reports, theses, dissertations and journal articles by engaging you in the academic writing conventions of the genre. Each chapter includes step-by-step procedures to guide you though the entire process of writing an original report.

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