Tag: writing

6 tricks to tame your inner critic while writing your thesis

the inner critic

As soon as Gertrude writes a sentence, she hears an inner voice which says: “No, this is too stupid. You cannot write this,” or she mentally sees her supervisor’s sarcastic face. She deletes the sentence; tries another one. Again, “This is ridiculous, delete it immediately.” Again, she wipes it out. After having tried several sentences, the inner voice becomes louder: “You’ll never get it done. It is too difficult for you. You are incapable. What a shame!” Read More

Design your outline in 4 steps

One of the most challenging phases of the writing process is probably the outline of your thesis.  Actually everything is interesting, important, worse to be told. The problem is that you cannot tell everything. You will lose yourself and, by the way, get your reader lost. Less is more. Rather concentrate on one specific goal and keep your goal in mind while choosing what to leave apart and what to focus on. This article aims to help you to design clear chapters breaking down the huge “mountain” thesis using a simple – but efficient – technique. Read More