Creating A Top-Quality PhD Dissertation: A Great Manual


Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. as we call it has different academic levels that vary according to country, university and duration from entry-level research degrees to higher doctorates. Someone who gets a doctorate in philosophy directly gets the title, Doctor. The term philosophy is used in a broader term and does not apply to only philosophical subjects. The most important part of Ph.D. is final year dissertation, which requires at least a year of research. The idea behind preparing a dissertation report must be to impress the reviewing committee with the uniqueness in the idea and the content. Here are some of the tips while you are planning for the same.

  • Interest:
  • One should start by choosing a topic, the topic should suit one's area of interest; hence one will be more dedicated towards the subject and will research on it keenly without pushing yourself too much. Also, apart from the interest one should be aware that the review committee is looking for a unique idea, hence one should not get into very comfortable zone while picking up the topic and diversify your interest to an extent.

  • Planning:
  • Once the topic has been decided, it's about implementing the idea to success. As we have at least a year's time, one should plan it very well instead of wasting a lot of time. It should be divided into different parts and milestone against the same should be set. If in case a milestone is not achieved, immediate actions should be taken to cover the lost time. The planning part should have a lot of time in the end for changes after the review process.

  • Assumption-Clarification:
  • As it revolves around an objective, it's very obvious that one should not make the very subjective. It should have all the assumptions that a reviewer can think of, relating questions should be asked, and the answers against them should be put through in a decent way. Any gaps found here can go against you; hence one should spend a lot of time asking the right questions to yourself and put them in the report without being very judgmental.

  • Directions:
  • The universities have very specific directions regarding the paper; going against them is a mere waste of time. Use the format that is being shared by the University, retraction against the same might lead to rejection straight away.

  • Discussion:
  • As you are new to the topic and no expert, consider discussing and reviewing your research at regular intervals or in case of doubts with your friends. Consider talking to your faculty, they are the best resources that you have around and within your reach. Avoid plagiarism, if caught, it will lead to rejection.

These are the various facets you have to consider while you will pen down your Ph.D. dissertation.

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