• Jamie Chewings
  • 24 june 2016

While writing a dissertation the discussions made and results derived can be interesting and very challenging to write. Depending on university guidelines students can chose to write the sections separately or combine it into one chapter.

  1. Organize your work properly: While doing the research for writing the dissertation keep your notes and collected data organized. Use categories for doing your work as it will make it simpler for you to navigate and relocate important sources.
  2. Before using the secondary sources of information write drafts of chapters: Students should use number of sources while writing the dissertation.
  3. Make a plan and follow it: Students might find it difficult to take out time for thesis or dissertation writing as it is a lengthy procedure. Also they are occupied with other responsibilities of coursework study and part time jobs. There planning your dissertation at the starting stage on how you will manage time to complete it before the deadline is essential. It is vital for students to have realistic goals and a concrete timeline.
  4. Maintain a writing routine: Students should decide on their target and try to achieve it daily as to number of pages they can complete in a particular day. This will give them an idea of their required time and pace of work to be followed.
  5. Take out sufficient time for any unexpected editions: After going through the dissertation proposal your evaluator or supervisor might tell you to make certain improvements or editions in your writing. So you should have time to implement those editions before the deadline.
  6. Make a note of the points you want to include: While preparing to conduct research for the dissertation if you come across any relevant point make a note of that in writing so that you don’t miss on it.
  7. Prepare an updated bibliography: Students should keep a track of their citations. They should maintain a separate document with developing sources.
  8. Complete essential formatting requirements along with the writing part: Students should not leave entire editing for the last moment. Margins, footnotes, citations and headings should be formatted along the way. The more attention students will pay to formatting and style the lesser time it will take for them for making corrections and reformatting.
  9. Find a peaceful place for writing: Dissertation writing is a complex and lengthy procedure. Also it is the most critical paper to be submitted by students during their course study. Students should be free from distractions while writing it and should follow a productive approach.
  10. Take help from others: Students should take support from others for writing their thesis as they are inexperienced and lack knowledge on certain minute details. Taking help form seniors or supervisors can reduce their burden. Arrange meetings from your advisor and discuss any problem or issue with them. Communicate regularly with your supervisor.
  11. Keep yourself motivated throughout: Take mini breaks while writing the research work. Set time goals each time you work on it. If you are stuck with some point give it a break and start something new. Include pictures, conversation, ideas and people while finishing the work. There will be few disappointments but don’t let them overpower you.
  12. Don’t quit: Make yourself understand that you can succeed and you will learn from experience. Never quit your assignment task.
  13. Keep essential references handy: Organize your files logically and make use of technologies and software gather data and achieve goals efficiently.

Therefore if you will follow these steps, creating a successful dissertation will become easier for you and will help you in your academic success.