The purpose of writing is to communicate an idea in a lucid and precise manner. For your writing to be effective you must first organize your thoughts as to what are you want to say. Then write sentences such that you are able to express those thoughts in the straight-forward and simplest language possible. Because if a sentence is too verbose your thoughts get lost in the massive tangle of words, which then makes your academic writing really incomprehensible. You are already writing on a niche topic which is not very familiar to the general audience or even to members of your own field. For the reading to be enjoyable it should not lose coherence in the verbosity. It could be an esoteric idea but the style of your academic writing should be such that you are able to engage the attention of your reader.
Clarity in your thesis can be brought up with the comprehensible sentence structure, organization, and correct grammar. To accomplish this you have to first be aware and then master the techniques of good writing such as organizing each chapter into paragraphs, and leading the reader into the body of the content through the proper use of topic sentence, always giving them a hint of what is to come, but never revealing enough. Thus compelling them to read more of your dissertation.
A paragraph needs five sentences: an introductory sentence or a topic sentence, followed by three supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence. Every paragraph is built on one main idea and the supporting sentences providing detail and argument to support the topic sentence. A complete paragraph must have the concluding sentence that reinforces the main theme of the topic sentence.
Punctuations are incredibly important to make your thesis read meaningfully. Punctuations give the intended meaning to the language. Wrong use or placement of colons and semicolons, apostrophes and commas can convert the sentence into complete nonsense. Commas are really the worst villains when it comes to punctuations. Commas are essential they work as the pauses and changes in tones of the voice much like when we are speaking. Punctuation error can turn the whole writing into something gibberish.
Don’t be reluctant in putting this extra effort as it will improve the quality of your writing by several notches. Along with that you should also know exactly the purpose of what it is you are trying to accomplish through your writing.
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