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Planning and keeping track of thesis write up: Templates to help you

I wanted to share this Thesis Outline template (that I found online) with you, because I found it very useful when planning and keeping track of the thesis write up.

I did adjust this template to suit my needs (and re-created parts of it on an excel sheet), but it was an excellent starting point, and it resulted in a brief document that could easily be shared with my supervisors.

Unfortunately I can’t remember where I found it online, but it was devised by Frank Vanclay, so all credit goes to him.

Hugh Kearns also has some free templates and planners that may also help (Thanks Ana Kedves!).

Btw, if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably heard that I submitted my thesis in December (hooray). I am now even busier than I was pre-submission (how is that possible you must be asking!). Viva prep will be starting soon, and I hope I’ll be able to share some resources about viva preparation soon.

Until then, adios!




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  1. Nancy Nancy

    Thanks for sharing, Salma.

  2. Ande Ande

    I am so thankful that I have found your page. You offer such helpful resources and information. Thank you!

  3. Mohamed Elmi Mohamed Elmi

    Many thanks, Salma – It is very kind of you

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