Dissertation (n) – synonym for nightmare.
This is not even a joke, it’s a fact. If you’re in a college you would know. If you are a fresher and haven’t had to do a dissertation yet, ask a senior and pay attention to their facial expressions, you’ll know.
Dissertations are lengthy assignments that you have to write and submit at the end of your semester. Typically, a dissertation is of (on a generous average) 40,000 words, and it involves a lot of research, and it’s dedicated to a highly specific subject or topic.
A dissertation is the highest level there is of any kind of academic writing. A dissertation basically (if done properly) becomes a source for others to look up to. It can be used as a reference in academic researches and as if practically proved, a dissertation can even be included is a course of study.
Since a dissertation is a very detailed and lengthy document, it has to be written in a very structured format. There are sections or chapters that have to be there in a dissertation. Every section or chapter has their specific role in containing the information written in the dissertation.
A dissertation consists of the following segments or chapters, and are written in the same order:
Introduction – Literature Review – Methodology – Findings and Analysis – Conclusion.
Also, you have to essentially write an abstract for your dissertation. Why? In case you missed it, a dissertation is too lengthy a paper. You need to put forth a summary of your dissertation assignment before you present the actual paper.
An abstract is a precise summary of the dissertation. You need to keep a few things in mind while preparing the abstract for your dissertation:
A dissertation does not come with a predefined or assigned topic – you have to lo-ok for the topic on your own.
That does sound like a lot of reading and more reading. Yes, we’re not going to keep you in the dark, there is a lot of reading you will have to do to get your dissertation written perfectly and have a good topic, but let us see how can we make it a tad bit easy:
Now that you have the topic, you can start looking for places where you will find sources of information. Make sure you have everything you need, on your table before you set your pen to work. Also, before you begin writing, make an outline of your assignment. Plan out all the points and set them in the order relevant to the topic. These little tricks will save your time.
Now, let us see what all the sections are all about and what do you need to put in them:
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