Writing is a skill you can develop - and continue to develop,
even at the graduate level and beyond. To do this you have to be
prepared to put the time into learning and practising the conventions of
Manalo, E and J Trafford 2004, Thinking to thesis, Pearson Longman, NZ, p5.
Thesis writing and publishing for social sciences, humanities and business
The series of web resources found at the link below is designed to support students working in the social sciences, humanities and business. The resources can be used by students attending the face to face RESA thesis writing and publishing series of workshops for social sciences, humanities and business, and students who cannot attend these workshops on campus.
The thesis writing and publishing web resource include information on the following topics:
- The basics of academic writing
- Developing a thesis publication plan
- Writing introductions
- Literature review
- Writing about methodology
- Writing up data
- The conclusion and abstract writing
- Structuring an academic argument within a journal article
- Feedback and writing groups
Thesis writing for health sciences
General writing resources
- Word for thesis writing online workshop - provides advice on working with Word templates, compiling your thesis (chapter by chapter), doing a table of contents, and printing the thesis. A range of links to different disciplinary templates are provided which should be used from the first day of writing to save time.
- Academic integrity for students - explains what academic integrity is and why it is important, addresses academic misconduct in the form of plagiarism, and suggests how unintentional plagiarism can be avoided.
- Online resources index - provides a list of resources from both UniSA and selected external sites.
- William Strunk, 'Elements of Style' - summarises the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.