Throwback Post: How to kick-start your dissertation

If you haven’t yet started your dissertation, or are struggling to find your feet, don’t panic. If you’re an undergraduate perhaps you’re battling with how to actually start writing – if you’re a postgraduate maybe you’re just struggling to get the ball rolling. You’re probably thinking “where do I start?”

originally posted on 18/03/2018. Please note that this post fits within a certain context, so the advice given about going out for coffee with a friend, etc. might not be doable in the current circumstances. Check the university’s and the government’s coronavirus guidelines to stay up to date.

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Dissertation Submission Checklist

As you get closer to submitting your final master’s submission, you are likely to be going through the final submission checklist and making sure all the “I” s are dotted and the “T” s are crossed. Of course, there is always that tiny voice inside your head that is asking whether you have actually checked everything and making sure that you are not forgetting anything at all! To comfort that inner voice, here are a few things you mustn’t forget… by Shreeja Roy Continue reading “Dissertation Submission Checklist”

Start thinking about your dissertation NOW

If you’re a finalist next academic year there’s a good chance you’ll have the option to take a dissertation module. Some of you might not have the choice at all! Either way, if a dissertation is something you’ll be working on next year, it’s never too early to make a start. Get a ahead of the game and start preparing now during your summer break…by Kumail Jaffer
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Write Here, Write Now!

As July rolls around, campus empties and the weather significantly improves. All you want to do is lie is the sun, enjoy an ice cream, have a BBQ with friends… but you’re stuck inside chipping away at your Master’s dissertation. Ugh! If staying focused feels impossible and you’re spending far more time scrolling through Facebook or catching up with Love Island than you’d like, then the Pomodoro technique might be for you… by Jessica Tatchell Continue reading “Write Here, Write Now!”

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Struggling with your Master’s dissertation? There are some days where no matter how hard you try, you just can’t think of anything to write. Unfortunately, days like these are inevitable and it happens to the best of us. We know we have a lot to write, we even have a vague idea of what to write but yet when it comes to typing what we have in our mind; we find ourselves facing a blank. So, the real question is what do we do when writer’s block hits us? Here are some of the best ways to overcome it… by Shreeja Roy Continue reading “Overcoming Writer’s Block”

How to avoid rushing your MA Dissertation

Remember the mad and frenzied rush that was your undergraduate dissertation? Did you promise yourself you’ll never make that mistake again and that next time you have a huge academic project, you’ll start early? Well it’s time to start writing your Master’s dissertation and live up to that promise you made yourself! Here’s how to make sure your dissertation doesn’t end up a giant rush… by Shreeja Roy Continue reading “How to avoid rushing your MA Dissertation”

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