You and Your Doctoral or Thesis Writing Team: Part 3

You, your advisor and advisory team


What to do with this powerful team of academic help? If there is a good balance, all will proceed along a normal bumpy writing route.

But frankly, achieving a balance in the help you receive is not always easy.

  1. The less confident you are, the more you are going to want help.
  2. Of course, then the more help you receive, the more confused you are going to be.
  3. Receiving little help speaks for itself. Trouble and much extra effort on your part.
  4. Finding a good impartial academic editor to pull all the parts together and warn if there is still a content problem becomes even more essential when dealing with difficult advisory teams.

Ironically enough, both an involved team and uninvolved team can cause problems for an academic editor.

  • The interfering person usually wants to override good advice.
  • The non-involved person gives no added guidance that an editor can include to ensure the work is on the right track for your school.

But at the very least, make sure you are equipped to do some basic self-editing. Such knowledge will also allow you to recognize good help when offered so you can select what is best for you. Download your own handy copy of the Language Online 21 Proofreading Tips to help guide you through some self-editing to be sure you work becomes really powerful.

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