Revising Your Thesis

After the literature has been reviewed, and data have been collected and analyzed, you are at last ready to write the thesis.

William James has some excellent advice:

“Draft in haste; revise at leisure” (1890)

  • Prepare a broad first effort as quickly and efficiently as possible, with the understanding that successful writing inevitably requires multiple revisions
  • In addition to your own revisions, you are likely to encounter two types of revision requests:
  1.  Content-relevant revision requests from your Thesis Director

  2.  Format-relevant revision requests from your Research Advisor