writing a dissertaion
‘If you leave paragraphs or sentences half-finished or informally drafted, highlight them and note down their position in the document before you move on.’ (Ghaleb, Third-year Geography student)
‘Write, write, write. Don’t be afraid to start writing!’
(Josie, Third-year Global Studies)
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A dissertation is a subject you chose for yourself. The first usage of the word in the English language in 1651 also gives a useful starting definition: “an extended written treatment of a subject”.
Here’s another definition that underlines some more important characteristics of a dissertation: “a substantial paper that is typically based on original research and that gives evidence of the candidate’s mastery both of her own subject and of scholarly method.”