Guide to dissertation writing
A dissertation paper should be written very carefully to avoid making gross mistakes that may cost you a great deal. The following 10 easy steps are supposed to help you know what to do when you need to write a good dissertation.
- Abstract acknowledgements
- Table of contents
- Thesis statement
- Content presentation
- Flow of ideas
- Referencing and Citation
Proper consultation should be made on the dissertation to be written. It is very important that opinion is sought from well informed sources on how to best write a dissertation in the specific field. a quick look at what former dissertations did would be of very much help. You will be able to know what is expected and what should be avoided.
This is a summary of the work that has to be covered. A good abstract gives the reader some insight into the dissertation and makes the reader from an opinion from the little he/she has read.
Referencing the abstract section should be avoided unless the work is based on another person’s work. If this is the case, the abstract should be properly acknowledged. This also goes out to thank those that were a big part of forming the dissertation.
Contents of the dissertation should be well placed in a comprehensive table of contents. It should be on its own page and clearly includes all the work covered.
Work should be well introduced to the reader in a very comprehensive manner that fully backs up the abstract segment. An introduction of the work should involve a general outlook into the topic.
The thesis statement talks about the problems that will be solved by the paper and how the author came up with the problem.
Content of the paper should involve mentioning the problem, giving the proof of it and the effects it has. With such an approach it is hard to fall short along the way.
Ideas should flow from one paragraph to the next in the dissertation. A good flow of ideas is often a sign that the topic was well understood.
The work should have a proper conclusion that mentions the key points in general. A conclusive statement should mention the position of the dissertation in regards to the topic.
Every source that was featured in the paper should be well referenced to avoid the work getting penalised for plagiarism. Citations and references should be in the appropriate style mentioning the necessary details.