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How To Write The Best Dissertation

Your dissertation comes from you. It comes out of your mind, out of your work, out of your time, out of your efforts and your attitude. It is part of you. Writing the best dissertation happens when you optimize your time, your efforts and your attitude. Best doesn’t mean harder or more work.

  1. Block out your most productive time. For some people, it’s early morning. For others, it’s evening. When are you the most alert, the most apt to do your best work? That’s the time of day you need to dedicate to writing your dissertation. It’s the priority; it trumps everything else.
  2. Divide tasks into 3-page bites. A manuscript as long as a dissertation – we’re talking book length here – is better tackled in smaller pieces. Doing 3 pages at a time keeps up your writing momentum and also the habit of writing regularly. Studies have shown that regularity in writing is more productive than almost any other strategy.
  3. Write even when you don’t feel like writing. If you have an outline sketched out, use it to divide things into approximately 3-page portions. It’s fairly easy to do 3 pages at one sitting. For example, a chapter may have 3 main ideas. Each idea could map out approximately 3 pages.

  4. Have a support system. True, this isn’t part of the actual writing process. But it does give you support and encouragement so you can continue to write. Make and keep appointments with your supervisor. Have a small group of family or friends that can help to keep you encouraged and motivated.
  5. Statistics estimate that up to 50% of all graduate students that start their dissertation don’t finish. That’s really sad and grim to think about. Just push forward and keep going. If you need help, see a counselor or talk to your advisor. Do anything that’s required to complete your journey.

  6. Don’t forget about your passion. You started your dissertation with a real passion for your work. Make sure you revisit those feelings often. The passion will come out in your writing and make for a fabulous dissertation.
  7. Get expert writing help. There are professionals available online to help you over the bumps in the road toward your dissertation. If you have done a lot of research and started writing but don’t really know what to do next, consult one of these online experts. They don’t have to write your whole dissertation for you – unless you want them to – but they can certainly assist you with the difficult parts.

Follow these simple guidelines and before you know it you will have written the best dissertation you could possibly write.