I argue that architectural energetics offers a starting point for studying architectural production, but that existing applications of architectural energetics have placed too much weight on summed labor-costs and macroscale typologies.
By reformulating architectural energetics with a focus on the chaîne opératoire, or operational sequence, and by using construction management tools to investigate the dynamic nature of the chaîne opératoire, I propose a method that builds on architectural energetics' basis in labor-costs to explore the temporal and spatial configuration of architectural production.
Be explicit about how and where you have made a contribution and convince the examiner that this is a worthy addition.
The advice outlined here applies what we know about theses examiners to offer reassurance and guidance.
I argue that to advance the study of Mycenaean economy and theory, the concept of economic embeddedness, which posits that economic actions and decisions are bounded by larger social concerns, must be rethought.
In its place, I offer a theory of complex embeddedness that envisions human action as fluid and cross-cutting traditionally circumscribed categories of economy, society, and polity.
Convince your examiners that your research will contribute to your field by providing evidence from the literature about what has already been done and what still needs to be done.
In your literature review, present your conclusions about the main ideas, themes and claims and use the literature to back up each of your conclusions. Instead, state the main conclusion that the reader needs to know and then use the references to back it up: “The crops that produce our needed source of zinc and iron have lower concentrations of these essential elements when grown under conditions of higher C0 (Thomas, 2012; Ying, 2013; Adelhardt 2016)”.
My advice for anyone writing a thesis is to identify what the examiners are looking for, and then give them what they want.
While this is good guidance, to be really helpful it needs to be elaborated on, so I did some research.