Thesis flowchart…aka…How to decide what to write first in your thesis?

It was that moment in my thesis writing when I had received a terrible feedback and was asked to overhaul the entire document. It was time to take a break from the screen and go back to basics. I printed out my document and went home. Then I took a break that evening, because it is one of the most underrated but essential things to get everything into perspective.

The next day I proceeded to lay out the pages of my thesis chapter-wise on the table. Then I took a blank paper and pad. I thought, “How will I explain my work to my family members in my native language?” So I decided to write down my work in my native language in the form of an algorithm and then rearrange my thesis.

I answered the following questions to do so –

  1. What is the issue?
  2. Where is it encountered?
  3. Is it very common?
  4. What makes it so very important?
  5. What are the steps that people have already taken to solve it?
  6. Why have they not been that effective?
  7. What is it that I did to solve the issue?
  8. How did I do it?
  9. What were the exact steps that I followed?
  10. What did I observe?
  11. How were these observations different or similar to what the literature states?
  12. What did I learn?
  13. What will I do in future?

Put the answers to these questions in the form of a flowchart.

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