Tips on Writing a Thesis and Managing Time

The following documents contain useful information and techniques concerning Time Management:

  1. A Method for Setting Priorities
  2. Time Management
  3. Joan Bolker, Writing Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day
    It would take a long time to write a thesis at this rate; what the book is really about is psychological tips for working on a large project, such as breaking the work up into manageable bits.

The following documents contain useful information and techniques concerning Thesis Writing:

  1. Dissertation Workshops
  2. Narrowing the Field: Tips on Choosing Your Topic
  3. Choosing Your Thesis or Dissertation Topic
  4. Choosing Your Major Adviser
  5. Ups and Downs on the Dissertation Road
  6. How to Survive the Dissertation
  7. Taming the Dissertation
  8. Writing Your Dissertation
  9. The View from the Other Side of the Desk
  10. Several links under the Graduate Division's "Current Students" page explain thesis writing and the general process of finishing your degree.
  11. The All-But-Dissertation Survival Guide

Please note that most of these documents refer to writing a doctoral dissertation.  Writing a Master's thesis involves significantly less work and less time, so don't be misled into thinking that a Master's thesis will take years of work.