Dissertation Writing Help: 7 Things To Keep In Mind
Congratulations! Your writing your dissertation. This will be a very trying, challenging, interesting and rewarding time for you. There are a few things to keep in mind that will help to guide your efforts, and help you strategize as you push through this mound of paperwork ahead of you.
- Set realistic goals and make these objectives that you can achieve, but write in pencil because everything is subject to change. Writing a thesis like this takes time and effort and you may find that you doubt yourself more often than not, but stick to a plan you can adhere to.
- Start early because as a paper of this magnitude will require commitment, time, and organization, you want ensure that you're very organized in the process.
- Check in with your team - often. You want to make sure that you show that you are hands on in your approach, so ask as many questions as possible. This will help you in the initial stages, so make sure to check in with any questions or concerns. The more you communicate early on, the better your paper will flow.
- Don't get alarmed. Sometimes we get frustrated because we hit a road block, but that's just part of the writing process. So don't allow any negative influences such as someone telling you it might be hard, or someone trying to give you another topic, to throw you off course.
- Pace yourself. While you want to feel challenged by trying to get everything done right away and you do want to start early, stay focused and set schedules. Also take a little time off if you need it.
- Don’t be tempted to take on other projects. You may be tempted to think that you can set your work aside, but that's a false assumption. You have to focus on the work and continue to push yourself even if you have to set reminders. You will likely experience periods of burnout, but get back in there!
- Set time aside for additional research. As you continue to focus on the work that you have, you also want to read more material on your dissertation, to help to ensure that you're including everything that you can.
While you may find that you have 20 different versions of your paper, and that you then throw them out and start all over, but that’s okay. As long as you set realistic goals for yourself, stay focused, committed, and keep your head on straight, without getting upset or alarmed, and without shifting to other projects, you can get through this!