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Some things are too important to rush through and hurry. Some things have the capability to change a person’s life. One of these things is your dissertation for your doctorate degree. If you have taken the time and effort, put forth your energy and ambition to finally reach this point, you should be ready to spend whatever time it takes, and expend as much of yourself as is required, to complete a dissertation that will not only allow you to take that grand step up the ladder of higher education. To do this, you will need to be prepared to work hard and prove yourself, on paper.
Whatever your field of study and expertise, the idea of a dissertation on any facet of the subject has got to be a bit daunting if not downright frightening. It’s like facing a charging rhino with a gun that has only one bullet. You succeed or you do not. But, if you have worked hard laying the groundwork and are prepared to stretch yourself even farther to delve into your subject with keen interest and maybe even a little genuine enthusiasm, you will end up with a well written paper that will vouch for your worth in your field.
Writing a dissertation is a lot like writing a thesis or a term paper, but with more stress and a great deal more work involved. Still, you don’t have to deviate from those basic rules that enabled you to write the shorter papers. Good grammar, spelling, and following the basic formula for research papers will provide you a framework in which to fit your ideas and explorations on the subject you have chosen.
Good research papers begin with a thesis. A dissertation’s thesis will be weighty, and will ask questions of the writer and your readers that are worth the asking. Take your time before you fine-tune your choice of a subject, but be sure to write to your strengths. If you’ve reached this level, you know what you do best. Write about it. That way the research and wording will both come more easily and the outcome will meet or surpass the requirements of the work.
Develop an outline and then fill in the blanks with facts, data and other arguments to support your thesis. You have accumulated a good deal of resources in your field and your own research, especially at this level, has extreme merit. Use the outline to maintain continuity and when it comes time to write your conclusions in a summary statement, you will have put together a dissertation worthy of adding a couple of important letters to your name.