Organization writing tips

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This presentation was done for a doctoralnet.com virtual retreat - it helps people organize a lot of "stuff" to make sense of what they have as they write their phd dissertation or thesis

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Organization writing tips

  1. 1. ORGANIZATION Set up Document Map or Navigation Pane OF YOUR DOCUMENT with Headings – Your TOC will Flow Easily and Your Reader will be able to jump around as necessaryYour Table of ContentsSays it All
  2. 2. STYLE GUIDELINESREAD YOUR MANUALSET UP A CHECKLIST
  3. 3.  Keep Track of Terms as You Write• Hanging Indents• Must be backed up by Expert Cites• Quotations?• Capture in Bibliographic Software If you can diagram it you can talk about it  Mind Maps etc There is a lot to organize  Keep a journal  Use bibliographic software  Consider dictation software Use Your software wisely  Have your paragraph mark on in Word  Use page and section breaks  Dictation allows you to access your whole brain
  4. 4. In general Membership atAnd on the communityhttp://www.bigmarker.com/doctoralnetNow recruiting for November virtual retreat whereyou work at home with others through conferenceslike this one. Everyone focused on getting past theblocks they are facing and either finishing aproposal or the entire study.

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