Just starting your Master's? Worried about your dissertation? This book is an indispensible guide to writing a successful Master's dissertation. The book begins by addressing issues you'll face in the early stages of writing a dissertation, such as deciding on what to research, planning your project and searching for literature online. It then guides you through different aspects of carrying out your research and writing up, helping you to:Write a research proposalChoose one or more methodsWrite the introduction and conclusionDiscuss the literatureAnalyse your findingsEdit and referenceFormulate research questionsBuild your argument
The book offers guidance that other books often miss, from dealing with emotional blocks, to ways of identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and improving your writing. It addresses the social aspects of the writing process, such as choosing and working with an advisor, using social media and forming student work groups for added help and inspiration. Each chapter ends with an action plan, which is a resource section that features exercises and reflection questions designed to help you apply what you've read to your own work.
The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 13 mm
-James V. Spickard, Professor of Sociology, University of Redlands, US
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