IBC-Conference

Discussing common writing problems related to PhD thesis writing.

Choosing The Right Dissertation Format: 6 Hints To Consider

Are you in the process of choosing the right dissertation format, but are not sure how to go about it? Then take the time to learn the top tips that can improve your ability to structure the dissertation the right way. When equipped with the right tips you’ll have a proven approach that’s going to work every single time. With that thought in mind, here are the top 6 hints that are worthy of consideration:

  • How to do the introduction
  • For the introduction it’s important to limit the content to only certain things. This includes the thesis statement, and an explanation of what is to come in the body of the work. There also needs to be a hook - a reason for the reader to continue reading. Avoiding putting in too much content in the introduction – it’s unrequired in most cases, and you will end up repeating yourself in the body of the dissertation.

  • Organize research
  • If your research is organized then you will have the ability to easily organize your project. In a lot of cases the different paragraphs that make up the body of the work are a direct result of how the research is organized. The last thing you want is to be endlessly looking for a fact because you forgot where it was written down.

  • Conclusion hints
  • The last few paragraphs must be dedicated to eloquently summing up the whole dissertation. It must be done in a way that if the reader were to only read the last few paragraphs they would still understand what he whole project was about.

  • Ask your professor
  • Each department will have a specific way of doing things. Perhaps there are strict line spacings that you need to adhere to, or each paragraph has a line limit. Therefore, find out what the writing guidelines for your department are to avoid being downgraded.

  • View example projects
  • By taking a look at lots of example projects you can begin to get an idea of how the formatting needs to be completed. The more examples you look at the better your understanding will be.

  • Ask your colleagues
  • If your friends have already completed their work, then ask to see how they did it. In most cases if you are on good terms with them then they will be more than happy to help.

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