How To Compose A Dissertation: Five Vital Points

A dissertation is one of the most important, if not the most important paper your will ever have to write. A great dissertation needs to be well written, informative and have a dash of magic to make it special. So how do you achieve this magic? It's hard to say. We can't give you a definite answer, but we can give you some tips and hope that they point you in the right direction. Here are five vital prompts for composing your dissertation.

  1. Explore all potential topics
  2. Your dissertation is going to consume your life from the moment you begin to the moment you add your final full stop. For this reason, it is important to choose a topic which is interesting and captivating enough for you to work on.

    You likely have some degree of interest for the subject you chose to study, so making a list of all potential topics will allow you to find an equally interesting dissertation subject.

  3. Prepare an outline
  4. A dissertation is not just another essay. It is complex and intricate and much be planned carefully.

    Preparing a dissertation outline will make the whole writing process run a lot more smoothly and feel a lot less tedious.

  5. Be conscious of paragraph structure
  6. When writing a dissertation, it can be easy to get caught up in your work. This can result in long paragraphs elaborating on one point.

    Try to keep your paragraphs to 10 - 15 lines. This will prevent the reader from losing interest in what you are writing about.

  7. Display your interest
  8. Your dissertation should not simply be information piled on top of information. This can be intimidating and will become boring and stale very quickly.

    You must talk about the topic in a way which shows the reader that you are interested in it. There is no need to go into a long explanation for your opinion, one or two lines at the end of each paragraph will suffice.   

  9. End with on a strong line
  10. The concluding paragraph of any paper is extremely important. It is here that you must sum up your dissertation in only a couple of lines, which can be difficult.

    To make your dissertation memorable, you should try to finish on a strong concluding line. It doesn't have to be catchy or cringe-worthy, but it does need to be both intelligent and sharp.

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