Marc Cortez, the ThM program director at Western Seminary, has written several helpful posts for ThM students. Although it seems at times that no two ThM programs are exactly alike I think ThM students in various programs will find these posts helpful:

Tips for the ThM–Part 1 (Journal Articles)

Tips for the ThM–Part 2 (Strong Arguments)

Tips for the ThM–Part 3 (Concise Arguments)

Tips for the ThM–Part 4 (Criticism)

Tips for the ThM–Part 5 (Concise Answers)

Tips for the ThM–Part 6 (“I Don’t Know”)

Tips for the ThM–Part 7 (Summarizing Research)

There will probably be additional post so I recommend you bookmark the ThM program blog, Scientia et Sapientia.

I adapted this post from here.