writing a dissertation
• Once you have planned and structured your dissertation, you can write in any order you like. You may prefer to write the introduction towards the end, and the abstract last.
• Edit your work as you go along. You could write in the morning and edit in the afternoon.
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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”.
There are some obvious differences: an essay is relatively short – usually 1500 to 2500 words – and you are told clearly what to do by someone else. For example: Describe and evaluate major theories of globalisation.