Dissertation Tips

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Fantastic tips for anyone writing a dissertation. Best of all…you CAN take a break every so often!

NLPN

As we are all dissertation survivors, we have decided to share our tips to help you join us on the other side!

Siobhán:

1. Break it down into sections (and break those sections down into further sections).
I found that this made it all seem a lot more manageable, and you can tick off the sections as you go. Some of my sub-sections represented about 100-200 words, so I was able to tick off quite a few in a writing session. It might not be a massive achievement at the time, but it helped me to feel like I was getting through it.

2. Know when to stop reading.
This is an important part of information literacy – recognising when you have gathered enough information. A Masters dissertation is not a PhD thesis, so you don’t need to read everything that has ever been written on that topic. I…

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