Perfect dissertation writing tips Sep 30, 2012
Writing the perfect dissertation takes time to get right. You need to develop skills set that will enable you write in a clear and concise manner. It is not easy to get a dissertation right the first time but with constant practice and effort it will become easier to get right. The following tips will help you perfect your dissertation writing skills.
TIP 1: PRACTICE
The first tip would be to practice writing a dissertation paper
beforehand. This might not be convenient for most people due to their busy schedules. The best way to practice writing a dissertation is to write all your class assignments on your own. Do not copy another student's work. As you practice with your class assignments and essays you will find it easier to develop critical analyzing skills that are essential for dissertation papers. If you decide to leave your assignments for others to do for you, you might waste valuable opportunity to perfect your skills.
TIP 2: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC WISELY
A wisely chosen dissertation topic will give you an edge when writing your paper. Be sure to choose a topic you are conversant with. Do not choose a potopic. Choose a topic that is straight to the point. A broad topic is not good for dissertations. It will make you lose concentration easily and might even confuse you as well as your audience. A wisely chosen topic is one that is deeply researched. It is one that you know you can contribute positively to. It is one you are passionate about.
TIP 3: MAKE A GOOD OUTLINE
Make it a point to write down your main points in a piece of paper. These main points should contain all the answers to all the questions in your topic. Make your point to be focused and straight to the point. Nothing kills a good dissertation than a generalized opinion. A dissertation must always have a thesis statement. A good way to think of a thesis statement is to see it as an equation. When you plot a good thesis equation, it should read something like this:
What you plan to argue + your method of argument = thesis statement.
It is as simple as that. Write down your arguments and how you are going to present your them. That forms your thesis statement.
TIP 4: MAKE USE OF THESIS STATEMENT
Make sure all possible questions are answered in your thesis statement. If the reader asks "why?" "How?" or "How come?" after reading your thesis, then you need to make changes to your thesis so the questions are answered. The main goal of your thesis statement is not to raise questions but to answer them without being too explanatory. This is not an excuse to make long sentences in other to bring out you main ideas. Make it as simple as you can. The best thesis statements are often those that are simple, short and straight to the point.
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These tips when followed closely will ensure you get your dissertation perfect. Don't just stop at these tips, do further research on how to make writing your dissertation easier. Do not consult just one book and leave it at that. Learning is a continuous process and so is learning how to write
a perfect dissertation paper.