A while back I started to write my thesis paper using Microsoft Word or Google Docs like I have done for many papers in the past but as I gathered research links and references and then archived those on this website, I thought it would be interesting to try to write my thesis paper on this site. I’ve become pretty comfortable with WordPress, and since I use the Grammarly browser plugin for spelling and grammar checking, I thought that this could work. WordPress does an excellent job of saving drafts, and once I had the organization in place, it seemed to work well.
My initial concern was making a work-in-progress version of the thesis paper public on this site, but I have a disclaimer on each page that I can remove when it’s finished, so I think it works. Also, I’m excited about doing for review purposes. Once I have the full draft completed during the summer, I’m looking forward to inviting my advisors to take a look and give me feedback directly through the website.
Now, working through my second challenge, parsing through all of the research that I have collected (and continue to collect) and narrow that down for each section of the paper. This has been more challenging than previous papers that I have written. As you will see below and on the Thesis Paper section of this website, I have used the sections from my Outline as a working Table of Contents page. I’m working on the first half of the paper (sections 1 to 7) which is more of the historical research and analysis section of the paper. Once I have these in place, I will move onto the second half that focuses on the problem and solution that this thesis will illustrate.