10. Practical Considerations

24-pound bond!Are they going to bench press it?What does it matter?Kathy Leslie

IN THE PROPOSAL and drafting stages, a thesis or dissertation primarily involves thinking, research, and writing. But as you revise your work and envision a completion date, you have to pay attention to various requirements and rules, such as the necessity of using a specific weight and type of paper, which is mentioned disparagingly in the above haiku. Such requirements may indeed seem arbitrary and trivial, but each university has its own specifications and regards them very seriously. Therefore, it is important to figure out how to address them as efficiently as possible. This chapter focuses on practical elements associated with ...

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