Writing a dissertation is a tiresome and exhausting process. Getting desperate, students tend to search for help online, placing their “help me write my dissertation” orders here and there. But hey, why not turn your brain on and try to cope with the assignment on your own? Here are some of ready-to-be-used tips.
- Writing is not about editing! When you’re working on a dissertation, make sure you never stop! Do not make pauses, do not backspace, do not make corrections. Just move forward. You WILL have time to revise, but later. Remember, your number one enemy is perfectionism!
- Begin to work with what is already familiar for you. Imagine yourself telling somebody a story by means of your dissertation. In verbal communication any speaker can effortlessly tell another individual what he/she already knows and in this situation you’re doing exactly the same.
- Make sure to produce at least one page of your project per day. If you have time to write more – do that! No need to stick to a particular order. Any order will be just fine.
- Writing chapters in random succession is great! A lot of students prefer to create their projects in a standard way – from an intro to a conclusion. We’d recommend you to start with the middle section and conclude with an introduction and a final paragraph.
- Set many specific goals and plan your progress. “Complete chapter III” is too vague. “Produce 6 pages of the paper from 2 pm to 3.45 pm” – that’s a real plan! Track your dissertation writing using a calendar and do not forget to set a list of your goals for the next day.
- Coordinate your writing process with the others. Being surrounded by the people who are in the same situation as you is pretty energizing!
- Negative mood is blocking. Make sure to erase everything else in your life to produce the best quality possible. Stay on a positive wave. If you still cannot find a right approach to the paper, just step back and try to remind yourself what makes your dissertation so outstanding.
- Please yourself with various rewards. Once you can boast of some accomplishment, make sure to reward yourself. If you fail to meet one of the deadlines set in your plan – think about a real punishment.
And finally …
Activity doesn’t bring productivity. What really matters is output.