Dissertation Basics

Dissertation top tips!

  • Listen to your dissertation tutor

  • Look at past examples in the library

  • Choose your research area carefully - it needs to be realistic and manageable

  • Planning and time management is the key

  • Keep a blog where you can write down thoughts and ideas

  • Keep a list of references as you go along

  • Get a non-specialist to read your dissertation to see if your ideas are clear

  • Discuss your work with other students - use each other for support

  • Format your work-use the layout guide and formatting checklist 

  • A 10,000 word dissertation is 3 x 3,500 word essays...

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