How to structure your writing
One of the things inexperienced writers struggle the most with is getting the structure right!
And I’m not talking about… ‘first comes the introduction, then the literature review, then the methods, data analysis, results and so on’…
That’s the easy bit. Everyone gets that.
I’m talking about writing the actual chapters and arranging your content in a way that makes sense. That’s when the text suddenly loses its structure. And like a body without skeleton, the whole thing just falls apart.
If you constantly receive feedback along the lines… ‘this chapter is unclear’… ‘there are lots of repetitions’… ‘I cannot see where you are going here’… ‘what is the point you are trying to make?’… ‘I think these paragraphs completely lack focus’… chances are the problem may be in the structure (or rather lack thereof!).
In fact, these are just a few examples of the feedback some of the students I coach receive from their supervisors.
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