An In-Depth Guide To Writing A Master's Level Dissertation

It is not easy to write a master’s paper. There are three essential factors you should know before you start writing your master’s dissertation:

  • Commitment - You should commit yourself to successfully finish the assignment; commit to find a good topic; to search the topic successfully; and to elaborate the thesis successfully.
  • Support - The next thing is support. You should come across support regarding the thesis from your tutor and your close ones, since you should dedicate most of your time to that paper.
  • Motivation - And finally, motivation should be present during the whole process of writing the paper. It will inspire you throughout the process. You should keep it on the same level as determination.

Keep track of bibliography

During your studies for master degree, keep record of everything you read. It will be easier for you to write down the bibliography in your dissertation when you have written down everything you read.

When you are writing the paper, you will use your knowledge mostly. However, facts, evidence and ideas will not be your own. Going back to the list of sources where your knowledge comes from, you will save time.

Academic Writing

Bear in mind that now you are an academic, and your writing is expected to be on a higher level than it was previously for your undergraduate writing. You should be more thoughtful and refined.

In order to reach this level of writing, you have to prepare yourself previously by reading academic articles and papers. Also you should practice thinking critically and find ways to express yourself academically.

Write about relevant data, but read everything

Only data and information that are relevant should be included in the writing, but that doesn’t mean that you should only read relevant data. Read everything you can find related to the topic, and later you will decide according to relevance what to include in your writing.

You should go deeper and deeper in the topic and explore everything, before you start writing. When you feel that you’ve read everything you need for the topic, start writing. When you start writing ideas will come to your mind, so write everything that comes to your mind and later you will correct it.

Avoid plagiarism

Plagiarism might not be such a crime, but it will affect your grade. In order to avoid this, be careful when you write someone’s thought. Try to paraphrase it, not copying it. When you are presenting data that is not yours, be sure to mention the source you are using.

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