December 12, 2022
How to Write a Dissertation Discussion Section: Including Recommendations

Working on—or planning—your dissertation discussion section? Don’t forget the recommendations. This post will take you through some top tips for writing sharp, insightful recommendations. The discussion chapter is the final chapter in most dissertations, and the recommendations section is a key component of this important, concluding chapter. Usually appearing toward the end of the discussion […]

October 24, 2022
Sections to Include in Your Dissertation Introduction
June 3, 2022
Five Research Tips for Your Dissertation Literature Review

The dissertation literature review—also known as the thesis literature review, or simply the lit review—is the portion of your dissertation that summarizes and dialogues with the existing research on your topic. If you’re like most of the students I work with, you may feel you need some help with this first and crucial part of […]

April 21, 2022
Getting Started with Your Dissertation Literature Review

The key to getting started with your dissertation literature review is to understand the purpose that underlies this critical section of your thesis. In this post, you’ll learn: One of the most frequent concerns I see with my new students is that the literature review can seem a daunting and potentially endless task. How do […]

April 9, 2022
Balancing Old and New Sources in Your Dissertation Literature Review

When preparing to write your dissertation literature review, you need to read EVERYTHING. So, how do you know what to include in the actual literature review draft? When is it appropriate to leave out a source that is too old, and how much of the most recent research should you include? There are three key […]

April 8, 2022
How to Write a Strong Materials and Methods (Methodology) Section

The Materials and Methods Chapter is easy to write… if you know the tricks of the trade. Here is a handy guide to help you breeze through this chapter.

April 1, 2022
Five Good Reasons Professional Editing is Worth the Cost

By the time you reach the stage of researching and writing your own academic papers, you are already a pretty good writer. You have kick-ass ideas, a fascinating thesis, and a thorough understanding of your field. You have probably spent months – if not years – on original research and even longer marshalling your evidence […]

March 25, 2022
Why You Should Use the MS Word “Tracked Changes” Function When Revising Your Dissertation

The track changes feature in MS Word is perfect for dissertation students, because it enables you to see each revision and accept or reject it individually. This means that you can try out different solutions without losing your original copy. Here’s a quick tutorial on how it works. Why Track Your Dissertation Revisions? The ability […]

February 25, 2022
Top Tips for Writing Your Dissertation Abstract

Writing an effective dissertation abstract with a low word count can be extremely challenging – especially when you’re exhausted from writing the dissertation itself! Here are my top tips for writing a short, sweet dissertation abstract.

February 9, 2022
Six Tips for Effective Dissertation Proofreading

Even if you are a stellar researcher, you may be feeling daunted by the idea of proofreading your 40,000-word+ dissertation. Daunted or not, however, proofreading is an essential part of the dissertation writing process. Here are some top tips taken straight from the professional proofreading industry that you can use to up your proofreading game. […]

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