Writing Your Master's Thesis
From A to Zen
- Lynn P. Nygaard - Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
Using real-world cases, student vignettes, and reflective questions, author Lynn P. Nygaard leads you through the A to Zen of the writing process, building your confidence as well as developing your skills.
Discover how to:
- Understand yourself, your audience, and your project, so you better understand your role in communicating research
- Choose a question and plan an appropriate design
- Build a foundation of ethics and background research into your writing practice
- Find your own writing (life)style
- Work with your supervisor, so you can get the best from the relationship
- Navigate structure, arguments, and theory, for deeper critical engagement
- Contextualize your research and maximize its impact.
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This book is both a delight to read and extremely useful. Nygaard brings the topic of thesis writing alive while also leading students through what they need to know and be able to do write a successful thesis. I highly recommend it.
The distinctive focus of this ground-breaking study skills book is on the beginner thesis-writer as an individual shaped by experience-based academic assumptions and desires. From this perspective conventional assessment criteria can be transformed into a pedagogically helpful conversation with different readers.
What makes this book unique is how every step of the writing process is framed to engage the writer’s awareness. Thesis writing, under Nygaard’s guidance, becomes an experience of discovery and self-realization. It’s invaluable for students aiming for an academic career.
This book is many things: interactive, multi-dimensional, technical, philosophical, and incredibly witty. Packed with valuable life-lessons, it demystifies academic writing and shows you how best to communicate topics outside of your own head, department, or community.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Nygaard - Writing Your Master's Thesis - Chapter 1