Academic writing skills
It's helpful to get some general guidance on writing if you are not used to it; there are a number of resurces out there - Archives of Disease in Childhood have a series of blogs that are worth having a look at.
Thesis writing courses
Many universities have established courses advising on formatting and the use of word and indexing in thesis-writing. It is very important to read the university –specific guidelines and details required for thesis formatting and timeline
Reference management software
In the early stages of the PhD it is ideal to discuss referencing styles for the thesis as well as journal articles and to gain proficiency with the relevant software, such as EndNote. Other tools are available for free, such as Mendeley and Zotero.
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