You will never get your degree without writing a dissertation or thesis! This is probably the most important task you will face during your studies. You will have to follow lots of recommendations to write a marvelous paper. But still the question of managing your time and formatting the dissertation may bother you. Usually you are given several months for your dissertation writing. Let’s suppose six. Well, I’ll try to give you some tips how to manage your time efficiently.
The first month. You should dedicate the first month to writing the first chapter of your thesis and the literature review. The first chapter will include all the questions concerning your research, give the background information and justify the importance of your research. The literature review will include your evaluation of the existing academic literature. Connect it somehow to the topic of your research and make some critical analysis. Master as much relevant literature as possible. It will help you highlight the importance of your own research.
The second month. Dedicate this month to working out your methodology. Explain your readers the methods used for your research. Show how you gathered all the data and tell how you will analyze it.
Yes, logically that the next step is to present your results and analyze them. And this work will take another two months of your life. Describe your findings; give all the figures and statistics data if you have it. Show how your results are useful for the topic of your dissertation. In the analysis section you will discuss all the findings and tell the readers how new and interesting they are.
You should spend the fifth month on writing about you conclusions and recommendations for further researches. Here you should show how your results are connected to the initial questions and what existing gaps you will be able to fill. Tell your readers how your findings may be used by future scholars.
The last month should be dedicated to checking up your dissertation. Look if the format is ok, check all the grammar mistakes and other slips you may have. You should proofread the dissertation several times or even let someone do it for you.
As you see, writing a dissertation is a great way to spend half a year of your life! At least, you will learn some new things and you will develop your research and analytical skills. And when you defend your thesis, you will get the longed-for academic degree! So, follow these instructions and achieve the best results possible!