Writing Tasks in the Thesis

Find out about specific writing tasks, for example the literature review, and how to structure your thesis in a way that best frames your research.

This section of the Thesis Writers’ Community explores different ways to structure your thesis and why you might choose a particular structure.

It also includes seven self-paced learning modules on specific writing tasks in the thesis, including: the Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.

What will I learn?

Completing these modules will help you:

  • Decide on a structure which best illustrates your research problem and outcomes
  • Learn about the purpose and organisation of different thesis elements
  • Recognise and use language appropriate for each thesis element

How long will it take?

This module is not designed to be completed in one sitting. It has eight sections, each of which should take between 30 minutes to one hour to complete and you can complete the sections in any order or time frame that meets your needs.

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To fully engage with this module (for example, completing practice quizzes or posting in forums), you’ll need to enrol in the Thesis Writer's Community.

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