Below is a list of online writing guides and videos that provide comprehensive tips and guidelines for academic writing, and thesis writing in particular. These resources are appropriate for graduate students in Science and Engineering disciplines. If you are a Arts & Social Science, Public Administration, or  Sprott School of Business student looking for discipline specific writing resources click HERE.

These resources were compiled by Rozita  Rashtichi, PhD Student, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University.

General

Online Writing Guides

How to Write Your Thesis –  Columbia University

How to write your thesis? The answer can be found in this website where the thesis structure has been discussed, as well as some crosscutting issues about writing.

Honours Thesis Writing for Engineering and Science Students –  University of New South Wales

In this website from you can find online thesis writing support and advice for graduate students in engineering and science including advice (from supervisors), examples (from past honours theses) and exercises to help you improve your thesis writing skills.

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students – College of Engineering, Penn State University

This webpage provides some tips on how to write a thesis in engineering and science disciplines with some useful samples.

Graduate Study in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: A Survival Manual Computer Science Department, University of Maryland.

In this website you can find all about graduate studies from beginning to end, including the thesis writing process.

Video Resources

In thes following presentations, Dr. Marche, who has chaired almost 100 defences, mostly at the PhD level, shares his knowledge and experience including insight into what happens during a defence, how to prepare (aside from all the research and writing), what to expect from the committee, and other useful skills.

PART 1- CLICK HERE

PART 2- CLICK HERE

PART 3- CLICK HERE

PART 4- CLICK HERE

PART 5- CLICK HERE

PART 6- CLICK HERE

PART 7- CLICK HERE

How to Write a Thesis Statement in 4 Minutes  and How to Write an A+ Thesis Statement

Writing a good thesis statement is the first step toward your thesis. These two videos discuss how to write a good thesis statement and they provide a template for it.

How to Write the Dissertation –  Indira Gandhi National Open University, video.

This video provides a comprehensive tutorial on how to write a thesis with some details for different sections of a thesis.

Citation and Reference Formatting –  Michael Seery, video.

This video provides some guidelines (in particular corresponding to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) guidelines) for citing and formatting references in a thesis.