What a dissertation should look like

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Look at that! by dbarronoss, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Although written for Masters students in social sciences, this set of guidelines for writing dissertations from the University of Surrey is very relevant for science writing. It addresses particular issues such as backing up your claims with evidence, writing succinctly and coherently, signposting, and more. If you look past the topic of the examples you will find some really useful advice for any type of academic writing.

http://libweb.surrey.ac.uk/library/skills/Writing%20a%20dissertation/Dissertation%20writing.html

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