What’s my thesis?

“A thesis for the PhD must form a distinctive contribution to the knowledge”

Here we are starting the year of the dragon and I have made the resolution to hand in my full draft by December this year.Yes, the time has come and no more fluffing, but serious work has to be done. What do I need to do to have my full draft ready by december?

  • Finish my analysis
  • Make sense of the analysis
  • Write the discussion chapter
  • Write the introduction and conclusion
  • Putting up altogether

It seems a  straight forward process,but why does it feel that it is not that simple? Well, I guess because the most important thing that I need to resolve is to find my thesis. Yes, what’s my argument? what’s my claim? what’s my contribution?

I have been exploring EFL teacher education and specifically I have been analysing how  pre-service teachers get engaged in learning to teach, but what is my argument? This is the real thinking that I have to do: to develop my argument and create an argumentative line for my thesis, the rest is easy!


About Malba Barahona

Educational researcher, language educator. PhD from Australian National University. Passionate bushwalker and mountain lover. I procrastinate reading fiction, hiking, doing yoga, riding, having a beer and more recently decolonizing my existence. I write in English and Spanish in different blogs especially with the purpose of encouraging my students to write.


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