In the journey as a writer, many times you face criticism for your writing and most of us have the habit to take the criticism seriously and reflect it in our further initiatives. What is important to know here is that giving and interpreting feedback is not an easy job and it requires a lot of sorting to identify the criticism that has the required merits and the one that is ill advised. Or can we do it better? Let us give you a ready made and handy quiz to assess, to which if you answer honestly, you can know what your strong and weak areas as a writer are.If you answer this genuinely, you may not need to look at external and unreliable sources to assess your writing as you would very well know your merits and demerits as a writer.

In the below-mentioned statements, honestly evaluate your ability in each of the areas on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 meaning poor and 10 meaning outstanding ability)

  • I have the ability to put together and synthesise lots of research and have a look at the bigger picture.
  • I am efficient at summarising research in a clear and easy to follow a pattern.
  • I have a critical perspective and can identify research gaps or flaws in existing literature and reasoning available.
  • My sentence formation style is clear and there is a good transition between sentences that I frame.
  • My application of transition phrases and words in sentences adds on to the synchronisation and the meaning of the sentences
  • My articulation of research sentences is effective and I can draft good problem statement
  • I create interesting content by combining long and short sentences in an appropriate manner
  • I can craft an interesting introduction from the readers perspective for clearer understanding of the topic
  • My style of writing is more active and not passive to complicate the meaning of the content
  • I always complete my research before I start writing so that I feel completely ready for the endeavour
  • I have the habit of writing on consistent basis, few hours every day rather than an unorganised pattern
  • My writing schedule is planned according to my productivity pattern, and I make sure to use my most productive hours for writing
  • I often take breaks during long writing spells for reenergising my focus
  • I am open to multiple efforts in writing and recreating drafts again and again after various attempts of revision
  • I am confident of my ability as a writer and do not hesitate sharing my drafts for expert advise and inputs.

Tally up the score of all the statements and see how m much you have scored from the maximum of 150. Notice the items you have rated high and the ones you have rated low. The ones you have scored good on are your strength areas while the lower ones need some focus and effort from your side. Now you are the best critique for your writing, what say?

It is the dream of all the PhD scholars to make their thesis the best among the batch. They wish that their guide and all the other scholars and peers praise their thesis and consider it well researched and well written. With other PhD scholars in your batch, how can you make your thesis the talk of the University? Well, know the top qualities that can make your thesis the best among the batch.

  1. Unique Thesis Topic
    If you want to distinguish your thesis from the rest of the crowd, it is crucial that you choose a unique thesis topic. You can find that usually PhD scholars choose common topics like feticide, population, pollution etc. for their dissertation. Even though these topics are relevant, but there is nothing new. So, it is advisable to select a topic which is not only relevant but also unique. Just reading the title, your guide and other readers will be interested and show their curiosity to read your complete dissertation.
  1. Integrity
    Do not ever try to own up the work which you have not done. Whatever comments, ideas or information which you have taken from other scholars and their works, clearly mentioned them. Add the author’s name and the source. Do criticize the ideas or work which you do not like about the author, but never steal. Maintain integrity in thesis writing will surely impress your guide.
  1. Precision
    Make your thesis precise. Consider the minimum and maximum word limit when writing your thesis. Do not over exceed the word limit just to prove that you have written a good thesis. Additionally, use precise and short sentences and clearly mention your research findings in a clear manner. Precision is what your guide is looking for and it can pave the way to getting your thesis instantly approved.
  1. Good Formatting
    The first thing which your guide will notice in your dissertation is formatting. So, ensure to follow the formatting process which your specific university specifies. Make sure that there is no issue with formatting and the same formatting process is followed for your thesis from start to finish.
  1. Perfect Editing
    A quality of the best thesis, one different from the rest of the crowd is that it is edited perfectly. Editing plays a crucial in making your thesis perfect. If you proofread and edit carefully, you can catch all the errors which you have done, correct it and then present your complete thesis to your guide!