How to write a thesis (including how not to write a thesis)

Introduction At this stage, I don't know if I'm going to pass or fail my MPhil. I've written around 120,000 words in total over the past half a decade, and submitted 60,000 of those prior to my viva. Of those, 30,000 were utter rubbish and needed rewriting. I'm going through that rewriting process now -- things are definitely better, but whether they're good enough I don't know, but I have learnt how to write a thesis with all the wry wisdom of hindsight, and much self-flagellation. Here are Read more [...]