Dissertation writing is one of the most difficult tasks to do in a student’s life, if you are also in the difficult phase of dissertation writing, you should not be worried too much. Just read this article on “how to write a dissertation” having discussion about what a good dissertation is, how to write a dissertation and what should avoid when writing a dissertation.
Before going in deep discussion, I would like to mention the qualities of a good dissertation; A good dissertation should have have a clear objective, well planned, well researched, critically evaluated, correctly referenced and grammatically correct.
Some Tips On How To Write A Dissertation
Select A Topic
Before writing a dissertation, you should research on internet or discuss with your supervisor to select the best topic to write on. Remember that you topic should be recent, research oriented and address the target audience, if it will not have these qualities, you can’t grab attention of the readers and even can’t get good marks in exams. After selecting a title of dissertation, you must review it for refining and making appropriate.
Planning and research
As dissertation writing is very time consuming process, so you must plan your dissertation writing in phases like; research, writing, drafting, add tables/graphs/charts, analysis, bibliography sand proofreading. Allocate time to each phase and try to track allocated time to complete your dissertation for on time submission.
Structure of dissertation
Another important thing to be discussed in this article on “how to write a dissertation” is standard structure of a dissertation. Although there are some variations in different formats of dissertation writing but the basic framework would be:
Title page having Title of dissertation, your name, course name, date and name of supervisor.
Abstract; that is a very little paragraph summarizing the whole dissertation.
Acknowledgements; showing thanks to those who assisted you during dissertation writing.
Table of contents; having Chapters, sections & sub-sections with page numbers.
Introduction; having presentation of your title/problem/thesis
Main body; main draft having facts and figures, evidence, analysis, assessment and discuss.
Conclusion; the last heading that stating your answer about the central question of the thesis Bibliography; correctly formatted list of sources from where you have gathered data.
Drafting of dissertation
Now, come towards drafting of dissertation; your dissertation should be well-researched, convincing and grammatically correct to grab attention of readers. It should not have irrelevant information and also should be formatted properly.