Dissertation Thesis Tips

Dissertation Thesis Tips

Thesis - Introduction

Be sure to mention the issue or problem and describe your hypothesis.


  • Provide the best story as you possibly can.
  • Make sure you have enough of undeniable evidence to back up your arguments.
  • Include necessary amount of quotes from other works in the field.
  • Keep in mind that people often make their first impression reading the first pages of dissertation.
  • Make sure you included all necessary explanations of terminology. People have different backgrounds

Do...

  • Explain a solid definition of your problem or issue which can be understandable to your reader without going on the internet and looking for what you meant.
  • Describe how your thesis can contribute to current knowledge.

Don't...

  • Be honest in stating advantages of your thesis. You have to sell it and do it right.
  • Use hyperboles. Your evidence might be reliable, but not "extremely reliable"
  • Use difficult language. Try to write in the simplest English as you can.
  • Try to tell your reader that your topic covers the entire scientific area. Your thesis is more likely to be focused on something specific.

Thesis - Literature Review

Identify the most important players at the field of your research.

  • Carry out an investigation of your topic area. Make sure you know all latest work well.
  • Describe that all literature reviewed in your dissertation is mentioned in the text.
  • Your result must sound like a solid scientific work.

Do...

  • Provide all reviewed literature.
  • Identify the importance of each scientific work you have reviewed.
  • Provide shortcoming of the literature, but only when it can justify your own approach.

Don't...

  • Do not try to just demonstrate your knowledge of the topic area.
  • Try to make your critique of reviewed literature sound personal. You might dislike the author but he or he still did good work.

Thesis Body Section

  • Do not try to do everything by yourself. Seek help from your coordinator or advisor.
  • Maintain logical progression of each chapter of your thesis.
  • Do not forget that your thesis is a story of yours
  • Look for different ways to demonstrate data. Text is not the only option.
  • Be clear in stating your assumptions and limitations.
  • Provide concrete supporting evidence and examples.
  • Describe how your assumptions are important to the research field.
  • Describe advantages of your approach one by one. Touting them all is not professional.

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