This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students and their supervisors, and even for experienced researchers. However, this book can hold the key to success. Mapping the steps involved in the writing process - from acquiring and organizing sources of information, to revising early drafts, to proofreading the final product - it provides clear guidance on what to write and how best to write it.


  • Step-by-step approach to academic writing in scientific disciplines
  • Ideal guidance for PhD theses, papers, grant applications, reports and more
  • Includes worked-out examples from real research papers and PhD theses and templates and worksheets are available online to help readers put specific tasks into practice

Online resources to accompany the book can be found here: https://academiclife.coachesconsole.com/downloads.html

part 1|15 pages

I Foundations

chapter 1|13 pages

Before You Begin

part 2|124 pages

II The Writing Process

chapter 2|19 pages

Pre-Writing Step

chapter 3|12 pages

The Drafting Step

chapter 4|16 pages

The Revising Step

chapter 5|16 pages

The Editing Step

chapter 6|16 pages

The Proofreading Step

chapter 7|13 pages

The Technical Stuff

chapter 8|26 pages

Worked-out Examples

part 3|32 pages

III Supporting Material

chapter 9|15 pages

Section Templates

chapter 10|14 pages

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