Excellent Dissertations!

Excellent Dissertations!

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"I honestly found this better than my dissertation supervisor. It was never off my desk and I scanned it thoroughly and followed it religiously. Highly recommended with a proven technique to help you gain a good mark!"
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"This book is, well...excellent! Simply and succinctly it takes you through each stage of planning a dissertation."
The Psychologist

A dissertation is likely to be the largest single piece of work you will be asked to produce. This handy book guides you through the whole process: planning your dissertation project, managing it, and writing it up. It offers friendly and practical advice and addresses all the questions students ask, including: How do I choose a topic?
How should I manage my time?
How can I make best use of my supervisor?
How many chapters should my dissertation have?
Which is the best referencing system to use?

Excellent Dissertations! Second Edition is a lively, concise and to-the point guide, which will steer you through the entire dissertation process.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 10mm | 222.26g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0335238610
  • 9780335238613
  • 477,752

About Peter Levin

Dr Peter Levin was until recently an educational developer, specializing in student support, at the London School of Economics, UK. He has helped hundreds of masters and undergraduate students manage their dissertation work.
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Table of contents

Producing a dissertation. READ THIS FIRST!


Part One: Preliminaries

Formal requirements and arrangements
Pleasing the examiners
You and your supervisor

Part Two: Getting started

The 'twin-track': your project and your dissertation
Project and dissertation: Exploring the literature
Project: Making a shortlist of possible subjects
Project: Choosing your preferred subject
Dissertation: Choosing your title
Project: Methodology
Project: Materials
Project and dissertation: Time management and planning

Part Three: The 'middle period'

Keeping everything under control
Project: Being your own manager
Dissertation: Creating your literature review
Project and dissertation: Making use of quotations
Dissertation: Developing your outline

Part Four: The 'end-game'

The challenge to complete
Project: Concluding your work
Dissertation: Producing your first draft and finalizing your outline
Dissertation: Improving your draft
Dissertation: Conforming to good academic practice
Avoiding Plagiarism
Dissertation: Final editing
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