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Chapter 12 Writing Up: A Tool Kit for Constructing your Written Project

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3221

ISBN: 978-1-910158-88-3

Published: September 2016

Component type: chapter

Published in: Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3090



For many people, their dissertation represents the largest piece of written work they would have to produce. Writing tens of thousands of words is a qualitatively different problem than writing shorter essays. With the scale comes the challenge of making sure that the document as a whole is clearly structured and reads like a single integrated piece. This chapter highlighted key points about the process of writing up a coherent research project, as distinct from the process of doing the research itself, and offer some advice on effective writing. This chapter critically discussed how you can map out your writing, before offering suggestions on how to find your focus and maintain it. The chapter also discusses how to overcome writer’s block, rewriting and editing, and the use of technology. This is subsequently followed by series of writing tips and concluded with some practical advice on the relationship between you and your supervisor.

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MacIntosh, Farrington, Sanders & Denedo, 2016

MacIntosh, R., Farrington, T., Sanders, J. & Denedo, M. (2016) "Chapter 12 Writing Up: A Tool Kit for Constructing your Written Project" In: Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W.(., MacIntosh, R. & O'Gorman, K.D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3221


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