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Writing Hint #1

The conventional IMRAD model has been described at length in this thesis manual. To refresh your memory, see 2.3.

When you think about it, the Methods/Methodology section is probably one of the easier parts to put down into writing, and you should be able to describe this even before you obtain any results. Completing this should naturally lead you right into the Results section. You have to collect and analyze your Results before you can even attempt a Discussion of theoretical and practical aspects, and the significance of your findings. Now you are on your way to writing your Conclusions, which really are best written before you write your Introduction that describes that your Conclusions were unknown or unproven. And, of course, how can you summarize your thesis in an Abstract until it is completed?!

Order of Writing
Methods/Methodology

Results

Discussion 

Conclusions

Introduction

Abstract
Order of Reading
Abstract

Introduction

Methods/Methodology

Results

Discussion

Conclusions

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