This chapter considers planning and writing your research and practice with a view to publication. It looks at the doctoral thesis, the masters dissertation, and research and academic publications unpacked. It does not focus on how to go about the planning and managing of research, nor does it offer ideas about appropriate methodology, methods or data analysis; instead it focuses on the kinds of writing you might be expected to produce given the different functions of parts of a thesis, dissertation or article. It offers a close look at the planning and structuring of your writing practices — planning the shape and format, the different steps of the writing and the sections of the work, through to completion. It considers structuring the work itself so that it is manageable to write, and can act as an appropriate shape, a good vehicle for your ideas, interpretations and arguments. It looks at the writing processes, structure, style, form, argument and expression in different sections of a dissertation, thesis and journal article. This chapter builds on Chapter 3, which explains the elements of an article.
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