How To Write An Original Thesis: A Step By Step Guide

What will you learn?

  1. The purpose and importance of a well-written thesis
  2. Structural formats and guidelines when writing a thesis
  3. How to formulate ideas and support your arguments
  4. How to communicate your research findings effectively


Course Description

Writing a thesis can be extremely daunting, especially if you are just starting out in the world of academia. What are the various elements of a thesis to consider? How to ensure you don’t skip steps or make critical errors while writing? If writing an effective thesis is your goal, and you are not sure about how to attain it, this concise program is for you.

This well-paced course emphasizes the importance of a well-written thesis, and presents you with easy-to-follow tips to help you structure your research writing. It further simplifies the task by explaining the key sections and essential elements you should keep in mind when you set out to write your thesis. You will also find expert advice on how to propose your ideas and support your arguments to communicate your research findings effectively. With a list of handy guidelines and final checks, the program will ensure you have everything you need to write an effective thesis.


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives
  3. What is a thesis?
  4. Purpose and importance
  5. Structural format of a thesis
  6. Front matter components
  7. Main text
  8. Main text components
  9. Back matter components
  10. Final checks
  11. Summary
  12. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Dr. Jacob D. Wickham, Academic Trainer

Dr. Jacob Wickham, Managing Editor of the journal Integrative Zoology, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Zoology in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Entomology in Rutgers University. An award-winning and celebrated zoologist, Dr. Wickham has over 15 years of experience in academic publishing and had published several papers in high impact journals. Dr. Wickham has gained a lot of valuable experience in research and journal publishing over the years and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with researchers to help them in their publication journey.


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


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