'You're the Expert'

Having just wrapped up his fourth one, Anthony Fejes says the toughest part about writing a thesis is organizing it. "My best trick was simply to write out all of the headers, then write out in point form what I thought went into each section, then — one by one — expand the points into paragraphs," he says. "Once you have manageable small chunks to write, it was always easier to tackle them." Fejes also suggests soliciting feedback early on, as doing so makes it simpler to nip potential issues in the bud.

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