However, before reading the almost-done thesis to remove typos and change phrasing for clarity, you should take time to read (most of) the thesis to ensure coherence in the presentation.
As the submission deadline approaches, I bet you will feel pretty fed up working on your thesis.
Yet it might be tempting to spend “just a bit more time” on this section or that chapter to polish the arguments and presentation. Instead make sure to finish the chapters you set out to write – and proofread these properly – as well as you can. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that the thesis will be perfect if you spend “just a bit more time”.
I spent two and a half full days on the proofreading of my thesis.
Spend most of the time and energy on proofreading the bulk of the thesis.
If you stick to these simple rules, your writing will be clear and jargon-free.
Part 1: Preparing Part 2: Getting Started This post is the third and final in a series on writing the Ph. In this final post, I cover the last part of the thesis writing process; finishing and submitting the thesis.
As you go along with the writing, you might end up focusing on all the work that lies ahead of you and forget the progress you are making.
Therefore, make sure to illustrate this progress to yourself, to continue to build writing momentum.
Before you start the proofreading, all bigger changes to the thesis should have been made, for example during the pre-proofreading phase.
Such changes often introduce small mistakes and typos, so if during the proofreading you need to make a larger revision, carefully proofread the re-organized parts once more to avoid these typos.