Defining the Dissertation Disscuc
As most Ph.D. students will attest, dissertation is one of the most dreaded papers they will ever write. Indeed, writing a dissertation is, in general, an excruciating process that most Ph.D. students will also do their post-Ph.D. postdocs.
The reason why this process can be so tiresome and taking so long is because, apart from the fact that dissertations are essential for recording information obtained in your particular academic discipline, the term also carries the responsibility of showing your community and (potentially) the world how qualified you are for the post you are applying for.
It is, therefore, a timely and worthwhile venture to demystify the dissertation that is making its appearance this term.
What Does Dissertation entail?
Like all other academic papers in that institution, the dissertation may come with several sections. These are subdivided into the following;
- Literature review
- Main Body
As we have seen, every dissertation will cover all the parts listed above in a comprehensive manner. However, like many words, dissertations may vary in their way of presenting them to the reader. Indeed, some dissertation processes may have unique requirements for how these sections are presented and, consequently, assigned to the author. Nevertheless, in order to capture an instructor’s attention in a thorough and authoritative manner, the dissertations we have previously delineated will need to be presented in this way.
In this article, we will look into what a dissertation entails and, more specifically, the requirements for their presentation. This will then enable you to generate ideas on how to construct a useful one.
Features of a Typical Dissertation.
As we have seen, different dissertations may have their own different sections to cover and, similarly, each of these sections is essential in structuring a dissertation. It follows then that you will find that each dissertation differs in how it presents the sections that they have to include. On the one hand, it can choose to assign all the sections listed above to an author. On the other hand, it may give one of the authors the discretion to decide what is relevant for his particular dissertation.
An author also has to ascertain that the part he or she is taking on conforms to the dissertation’s structure. Some of these requirements are usually customary across dissertations, hence we shall look into a few more that are going to show up in some of the the more common one.
- The title page is usually a clue as to what sections the article covers. Here, the author is required to indicate the name of the student, the institution, the deadline for submission, and the expected publication date.
- The abstract should be presented in full. Here, the author is required to state the topic, the scope of the research and give an overview of what to expect from the end of the paper.
- The methodology section involves giving all the procedures that will be applied in the study, and the findings of the research are in this section.
- The discussion part involves giving reasons for and against the chosen study hypothesis and methods applied.
It follows then that whatever dissertations you are writing will have the format/ structure you should expect them to have. Therefore, if you want to submit a dissertation that will get you a positive score from your supervisor, you need to read the rules in great detail.