Chances are that if you are writing a PhD thesis, you have already written a few projects of similar magnitude. However, this will probably be the largest academic task you will ever have to complete and it can be cumbersome. Here are some tips to help you get your work done efficiently.
Clear objectives will help you to specify the direction of the research and allow you to move forward with a direct focus. This will also help you to avoid wasting time with reworks.
Think about this strategically, and since the internet is the most popular research tool think about how your title will make an impact on internet search engine rankings. Find out what the keywords for your subject are and incorporate them into your title.Your title should be precise with a specific focus.
Instead of waiting until you have finished the project, get feedback from your supervisor as you finish each phase.
There are a wide range of sources available that you can use for research purposes. The more you use the better as it will show that you have invested time into researching the topic.
As you conduct your research make sure that you take detailed notes and mark the pages that you intend to use.
Your abstract should contain 4 paragraphs.
Define the problem
Describe why the problem is difficult
How do you intend on solving the problem?
Are there any consequences to your approach?
Students often describe this as the worst part of the project. It’s tedious, time consuming and downright difficult! Your plan should include the following: