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  • 6 Tips to Use Before Starting To Write Your Dissertation

    A lot goes into planning and preparing for dissertation writing. These activities before the actual writing will determine the quality of work you produce. In fact, failure to observe these activities leads to problems during drafting resulting to a low quality paper. Here are tested tips that will assist you to produce the best quality paper.

    Pick a Good Topic

    It is impossible to begin research or drafting without choosing an appropriate title for your work. However, a title is not just a collection of words. It is an indicator of intention and gives the reader an idea of what to expect in the entire paper. A captivating title will entice readers to peruse through the pages. Your topic should meet the following requirements:

    • Be Strong - A strong topics gives a clear and specific indication of the issues to be studied. It gives a firm position on the subject to be debated. Such a topic also provides boundaries that indicate areas to be covered to avoid confusion.
    • Fresh - a fresh topic ignites the imagination of the reader through new ideas or approach. Read through other papers to avoid repetition. A topic that has already been tackled should not be repeated. It adds no value to the world of academics.
    • Relevant - ensure that your topic is relevant to your discipline and grade. It is easier to find materials if you are working on a relevant topic. Relevance also gives you command of content since it will be appropriate for the subject and your targeted qualification.

    Create a Database

    A database is a collection of all the material and resources you will need to complete your paper. Dissertations are intense to compile and require a lot of reference materials. The materials are used at different stages and may be reused from time to time. To avoid wasting time searching through journals, books, internet, etc, you need to create a database that is orderly. Ensure that it only captures the right materials that add value to your work. There are online databases for different disciplines and topics.

    Consult Your Supervisor

    The supervisors and committees are set up to guide you through the entire process. They are experienced members of your department and are therefore knowledgeable in the field. Their experience will inform you on what to do and what not to do in order to successfully complete the paper. They also provide materials and resources that will assist you through the writing process. They ensure that you make the right start which makes your drafting easier.