If you enjoy writing, every phase of your thesis becomes easier . So, these resources will help you develop this skill further. You might assume that writing is something you should learn in primary school—and that next I will teach you how to share toys. But actually, some of the subtleties of writing are advanced but can greatly improve your productivity. This set of resources will help you
- write more professionally, precisely, and concisely
- write more fluently
- enhance the degree to which your writing is organized, cohesive, and engaging
If you need more advice, you might consider other websites, such as this popular blog
A program to enhance your writing
Every researcher needs to learn how to write more precisely, concisely, engagingly, professionally, and convincingly. To acquire this skill, CDU has developed a course you complete gradually over time. Ultimately, this course will save you time, as you learn to write more fluently and effectively. To access this course, visit
Do you need to improve your English?
If English is not your first language, and you feel you might not always write grammatically, you should organize an appointment with the Academic Language and Learning Support Program. In particular:
- proceed to this webpage
- click the button "Book for English language support"
- click "create a new user account"--and follow the instructions to create an account.
- once you create an account, follow the instructions to book an appointment. If you experience problems, seek help from a supervisor or peer.
Contents of reports for various designs
Many candidates are not certain which content they should include in papers that summarize qualitative studies, quasi-experiments, and other designs. To help you plan which sections or information to include in reports, consult the following documents.
|Documents to consult||Content of these documents|
|Helps you write reports or papers that summarize qualitative studies|
|Helps you write reports or papers that summarize randomised control designs or experiments--designs in which individuals are randomly allocated to two or more conditions. These guidelines are called CONSORT|
|Helps you write reports or papers that summarize quasi-experiments--or designs in which individuals are not randomly allocated to two or more conditions. These guidelines are called TREND|
|Helps you decide how to organize and to plan the chapters of your thesis|