How to write your Ph.D., Thesis

Career Guidance - How to write your Ph.D., Thesis

Writing a doctoral thesis—the culmination of years of research work—can be a daunting endeavor. But learning from those who have already tackled this task can help you make the process a little smoother. Science Careers asked recent graduates and current students to reflect on their experiences and what did—and didn’t—work for them. Here are some excerpts

The usual structure of a Ph.D., Thesis
General introduction
Literature review
Overall description of the materials and methods
Presentation of all the results
General discussion

Some Advise

  • Looking at older theses helps a lot. Grab a few best theses from the library. Ask your supervisor if he can give you the names of some of the best theses.
  • Writing the thesis would take anywhere between 2 to 6 months
  • Writing research papers which can be published as you progress with your research work is very helpful as it is possible to integrate this into your thesis later on.
  • Worldwide the length of the thesis was found to be between 125 pages to about 250 pages.
  • Networking with Alumni of the Research Center is a great help.
  • Don't over depend on your guide or supervisor. Try to do things as independently as possible. But be sure to discuss everything when time permits.
  • Scheduling time to write the thesis is important. Be sure that it would require you to cut down on other engagements, if you have any.
  • Don't try to be a perfectionist and polish things too much. Do as much as necessary, not more, not less. Balance is critical.
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