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Introduction
Table 1.1The social and cultural context of theses and dissertations
Table 1.3Characteristics of high and low quality theses
Working with second-language speakers of English
Box 2.1Dai’s story
Thesis writing in English as a second language
Writing a research proposal
Box 5.3A topic-based thesis
Box 5.4A compilation of research articles presented as a PhD thesis
Box 5.6Typical content of individual chapters
Writing the Introduction
The thesis hourglass
Box 6.1Language patterns in Move 3c
Box 6.2Extract from Introduction of a PhD thesis in physics
Box 6.3Extract from Introduction of a PhD thesis in history
Writing the background chapters
Box 7.1Sample literature review chapters
Table 7.2Steps and strategies for writing a literature review
Table 7.3Typical tenses used in the literature review
Table 7.4Choices of tense and reasons for their use
Table 7.5Linguistic strategies for commenting on previous research
Writing the Methodology chapter
Box 8.2Extract from table of contents of a PhD thesis in linguistics
Box 8.3Extract from table of contents of a PhD thesis in sociology
Box 8.5Extract from Methodology chapter of a PhD thesis
Box 8.6Example of justification of unit of analysis
Box 8.7Description and evaluation of data sources
Writing the Results chapter
Table 9.1Typical elements in reporting Results sections of theses
Box 9.2Extract from a PhD thesis in engineering illustrating Move 1
Box 9.3Extract from a PhD thesis in history showing Move 2
Box 9.4Extract from an engineering thesis showing use of Move 2
Box 9.5Extract from Move 3 of Findings chapter of a history thesis
Box 9.6Move 3 showing hedging in an engineering thesis
Writing Discussions and Conclusions
Table 10.2The typical structure of thesis-oriented Conclusions
Writing the Abstract and Acknowledgements
Box 11.1Analysis of a PhD thesis abstract
Table 11.1Use of verb tenses in thesis and dissertation Abstracts
Table 11.2Moves in Acknowledgements sections
Resources for thesis and dissertation writing
Appendix
References
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Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language - A Handbook for Supervisors

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language - A Handbook for Supervisors

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