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Scenario 4: Stumbling blocks in thesis writing

Your supervisee has started writing up his thesis, but as an international student he finds academic writing particularly challenging. You are concerned about his understanding of the formal requirements of the PhD thesis and the clarity of his expression.
 
  • Your written English isn’t quite at the level it needs to be; I recommend you take some additional academic writing classes.
  • You should spend some time familiarising yourself with theses in the discipline.
  • You need to submit regular pieces of writing so I can give you detailed feedback to help you develop your academic writing style.
  • Your written English isn’t quite at the level it needs to be; you should find a proof reader.
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