Chapter 4: Guidelines on how to write a thesis and research report

  • Some important guidelines, such as when to start writing, the length of a thesis/ research report, how to edit the document and some tips on addressing “writer’s block”;
  • Different structures of a thesis, with each of the key components/ chapters explained in further detail. Special attention is turned to the writing of the literature review;
  • University requirements for submission;
  • What happens after I submit my thesis? (the examination process);
  • Examiners’ expectations;
  • Common mistakes that students make when writing the thesis