Design your thesis

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Dr. Ir. Hugo Jonker
Open Universiteit
Valkenburgerweg 177
6419 AT Heerlen
phone: +31 (0)45 576 2143
twitter: @hugojonker

In short:

Write the structure of your thesis, and add in bullet points that briefly state what each chapter is about. In the next step, expand each bullet point into a few bullet points - these will probably become the sections. Then, refine again, expanding each bullet point. Keep on doing this until there is a skeleton argumentation. Then check. Any problems with argumentation or structure that you can eliminate at the design stage will save you hours of work later.

Keep in mind the following: