How to write a dissertation: break your paper down into "mini-projects"

How to deal with so much work for your dissertation?

The first thing that scares you when you think about future dissertation is the length and amount of work that you have in front of you. This is by far the biggest paper you have ever written in your life, so it is not a surprise it can scare you. We will try to teach you how not to be afraid and do your work as easily and quickly as possible. First of all, you need to plan the research and writing in advance. Do not forget to check with your instructor as often as possible to see if you are on the right track and if you have not made any huge mistakes. He will always guide you on your long way, as he has already walked through this and will certainly want to help you through. You will need to spend a lot of time and effort on this, so it’s always better to have free time ahead of you. And secondly, it will be psychologically easier for you to treat the paper, if you divide it into small parts or “mini-projects”.

3 steps to easily break your dissertation into.

Here we listed for you stages your dissertation can take. Each step can form a separate task you can set for yourself and organize as a “mini-project” on your schedule. If the work on dissertation will contain of a couple dozens small assignments, it will be much easier for you to treat it.

  1. Planning stage. At this stage you will do neither research nor writing, but it is still absolutely necessary. You will create a set plan of actions which will support you through the whole process.
  2. Proposal preparing stage.
  3. Thesis/dissertation writing stage.

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