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Essential tips to know before starting your dissertation

Before that day of your life comes, the day when you have to submit the final dissertation, it is very necessary for you to know about a few things.
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You might be writing a dissertation for your postgraduate degree or for your PhD and you will surely not want it to get rejected. However, the probability of making minor mistakes when writing dissertation is high, especially if you are doing it for the first time in your life. After a survey, the following things were highlighted that needs to be considered before and during the writing of dissertation:

Never lose confidence

If you know what you are writing, do not get afraid of what others have to say about your dissertation. You will meet people who will definitely ask you details on what are you writing on and other things too. They might suggest you to change a few things from the dissertation or may even ask you to change the topic if possible. But remember that you only have to accept the suggestions of two people: your supervisor and yourself.

Deciding the supervisor

While a dissertation supervisor is randomly assigned, you always have the option to change if you are not satisfied. It is very important to have a good supervisor because you will surely need ample help from him throughout. Very often when people get inexperienced supervisors for their dissertation, they get stuck in the middle and then have to reach various people for help and guidance.

Mind your own business

It is the worst decision to ask a friend on how much has he done. Each student will make his own plan and will go according to it. Maybe, a friend is working on something he has ample knowledge about and he can do a better work at a faster speed. Just stick to your own plan and work accordingly.

Never Panic

Writing a dissertation is not an easy task. You need to have knowledge, research skills and above all, tolerance. At some stage you might feel exhausted and feel like rewriting the entire thing again. Do not make this mistake unless your supervisor and you are very sure that you have a better topic to start all over again. This is a very common mistake that some students often make when they get exhausted.

Managing Everything

Few days prior to dissertation submission deadline, you will need to allocate much time to your dissertation work and this will affect a lot of things in your life. Make sure when this time arrives, you have everything planned beforehand so you do not feel depressed about a not-so-social life.

Deadline should not be the aim

Keeping things for the eleventh hour is never a good idea. Although most students say they would not do anything on the last date but lack of planning and carelessness makes this statement incorrect. Therefore, it is recommended to think of the deadline as some date one week before the actual date. When you do this, you are most probably completing the dissertation three to four days prior to deadline.

If you know these tips and guides well before beginning the dissertation, there is a negligible chance of having a bad experience with the dissertation writing.  

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