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Inhaltsangabe: A dissertation is a long piece of original research that is undertaken as part of a undergraduate degree. It is usually started at the end of the second year and is submitted for marking at some point in the third year. Almost every undergraduate student will research and write a dissertation. A dissertation is the chance to put the learning from the previous years into practice and to research a topic that you enjoy learning about. It the centre piece of your degree. A significant part of the university education is writing a dissertation. This book is written for anyone tackling a dissertation for the first time, in particular undergraduate students. It examines some of the main areas a dissertation needs to cover, but also some of the key issues you will face along the way, whether you are just about to start, or whether you have one month left and little to show for it. Filled with hints and tips to help get you through the dissertation as painlessly as possible and therefore helping you to achieve the best mark, this book will cover what a dissertation is, how to choose a topic, how to plan your work load, how to structure your dissertation and what the research process involves. The second half of the book will guide you through the writing-up process, helping your grammar and style, assisting you to untangle your results, making sure you look after yourself (both physically and mentally) during the final phase and the submission process.
Inhaltsangabe: Are you at a loss as to what subject your dissertation should focus on? Have the constant fear that you will never finish the research, or are you worrying that you've left it too late? Writing a Dissertation: The Essential Guide takes you through the dissertation process from start to finish. Read this book and take control of your dissertation. Make it an experience that you enjoy, rather than one that is purely filled with stress, worry and angst. Discover hints and tips to help get you through the project as painlessly and enjoyably as possible. It covers what a dissertation is, how to choose a topic, planning your workload, how to structure your dissertation and what the research process involves. When it comes to writing up, you'll find guidance on the writing process, untangling your results, grammar and style, making sure you look after yourself in the final weeks and the submission process. Although you shouldn't need it, there is also some pointers on what to do if you feel like you're running out of time. Writing a Dissertation: The Essential Guide is ideal for anyone tackling a dissertation for the first time and also for family and friends wanting to offer support during this important part of university education.