so clearly that the busy world will stop to read it, and having read it will pause to think, for the ability to make men think in a new way should be the aim of every writer". Both recommend getting the structure, your story, right before setting out: the long way around being the shortest way home, to cliché a little. Hoover's four rules for defining the structure of a piece of writing should be followed: (1) Include Every Topic Required by the Subject, (2) Exclude Every Topic Not Required by the Subject, (3) Working from the Top Down, Divide Each Topic into All Its Subordinates, and (4) Order Each Group of Coordinates Properly.
This guide is based on the original Dissertation Calculator at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Each stage will be modified during late 2016 to correspond with the procedures and appropriate offices at the University of Central Florida.
My own sample of eight Ph D manuscripts from the School of Computing here at DCU was interesting.
Of the eight, five were of the traditional complex form and the remaining three were structured as either traditional complex or topic based (making the distinction was difficult based solely on chapter titles).
The authors took a sample of 301 dissertations from across a range of subjects and looked carefully at the examiners' reports.