Initially, that felt stressful; how would I be able to finish six chapters in just one month?
But then, after a discussion with my supervisors, I decided to pursue the strategy of writing shorter and more to-the-point chapters.
However, before reading the almost-done thesis to remove typos and change phrasing for clarity, you should take time to read (most of) the thesis to ensure coherence in the presentation.
Since you have spent several months writing the thesis, it is very likely that there are repetitions and internal inconsistencies – which this pre-proofreading should resolve.
In the end, I am happy I decided to write them anyway, as they are important parts of the work I have been doing during my Ph. project – even though the research was still in progress at the time of submitting my thesis.
As mentioned in the first post of this series, there is no reason to fiddle too much with the thesis layout before you have actually started to write and produced some words for the layout.
Writing up a Ph D can often take place in a frenzy of activity in the last few months of your degree study, after years of hard work.
But there are some steps that you can take to increase your chances of success.
I spent two and a half full days on the proofreading of my thesis.
Spend most of the time and energy on proofreading the bulk of the thesis.