Find reblogged here a useful blog post from Professor Pat Thomson, which shares some nice ideas to help those of us who are struggling to structure their thesis conclusion (raises hand)..
after a day of doubt and anxiety, these pointers should help me build a conclusion ‘roadmap’ that may allow me to more clearly articulate my arguments and ensure that I am not introducing new material or irrelevant content in my conclusion
Any of you who watch cooking programmes will know the cheffy talk about mise-en-place. It’s a term used to describe all the various kinds of preparation that need to be done in order to whip up something that can be described as “freshly cooked to order”. In reality many restaurant meals have components that are precooked and cut into the right portion sizes – they need only to be added, heated, stirred and assembled, with a minimum of actual cooking time between order and service. That you don’t have to wait too long for your food is down to lots of mise-en-place.
The notion of mise-en-place is also helpful in thesis writing. There is a lot of preparation than can be done before a draft text is begun. And just as in cooking, the more preparation you do, the quicker and less painful the actual writing time involved.
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