Peter Hancox, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and PGR Lead for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, gives his advice to those for whom the lockdown means starting to tackle your thesis…
That day has come. You can put it off no longer. You can’t even go into the lab under the pretence that you just need to do a little more work.
You must start to write your dissertation.
The experience of writing a dissertation can be lonely. After all, it is your dissertation and no one else can (or should) write it for you. It’s a bit like being at a social distance from your colleagues.
In the third of an occasional series, Writing Skills Advisor Helen Williams talks about how reading previous theses can contribute to your writing practice.
If you saw last month’s posts about perseverance and The Conversation, you’ll have picked up on the fact that November was #AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) – an annual, month-long, communal attempt by academics at all career stages to focus on their writing. In thinking about what can be most helpful in both facilitating and improving writing however, I keep coming back to how important reading is as part of this process.