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Conflict Resolution Institute

CRI Graduate Degree

MA Thesis

Write the Manuscript

How do I transform my thesis draft into a final polished acceptable manuscript?

Give thought to overall organization, chapter or main section descriptions, where the emphasis should be placed altogether. Study carefully the feedback from your advisor, and revise accordingly. Remember that careful, clear writing is important in a thesis, so copy-edit your work.

Write up manuscript revisions and submit the new draft (usually longer, better, more detailed than the initial draft) and submit it to your advisor. This process may have several iterations until your advisor approves the manuscript and gives the go-ahead for the oral defense.