Writing a thesis or dissertation is not an easy task (Bitchener, 2009; O’Connell & Jin, 2001; Meloy, 2002); this kind of writing may also represent a particularly more difficult endeavor when it comes to novice writers who also happen to be non-native speakers of English (NNS) who can struggle not only with the linguistic demands but also with the characteristics of its discourse of this genre\sub-genre.
Hidalgo, Hilda and Funderburk Razo, Rosa María
"Writing the Literature Review: Challenges of Two Mexican Novice Writers,"
Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization: Vol. 6
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/rpcg/vol6/iss1/3