Useful Tips On How To Write A Master's Dissertation In 2 Months


It's important to start working on your dissertation as soon as you can. Some students do, and some like to procrastinate. Whether you're just starting out or are somewhere in between, this article can help you make a plan and manage your time.


  • Choose a topic you know well. If you have a limited amount of time, then you will need something that you have knowledge of; something that you know you can research quickly.

  • Make an outline. You should know exactly what you're writing and how you will be writing it. Your subject matter, transitions and information should all be planned out in advance. This will make writing your paper that much easier.

  • Make a schedule. You have to set aside time to write your dissertation; no excuses! Whether you set aside the weekdays, weekends or a set of hours varying between the two, it has to be done. You should limit any distractions that could keep you from doing your work.

  • Finish your research before you write. Before you start writing your paper, you will want all of your research and information completed and at your disposal. You don't want to have to pause when you're on a roll because you're missing something in your information.

  • Set goals. Decide how many words a day you're going to write, and don't do anything else before you've achieved that goal!

  • Focus on the important details. Cut out anything that you consider sub-standard. It may take you a few tries, but you have to make sure that only the best writing and information makes the cut.

  • Have someone proofread your dissertation. You can have anyone, friend, family or even a professional proofread your paper. They can help you fix what needs to be changed, if anything. Having someone else read your work can make certain that your writing flows well and that it makes sense to the reader.

  • Take it sentence-by-sentence. It might seem a bit excessive, but it needs to be done. Look at every sentence and make sure that it is clear and precise. Make sure that there is nothing you would want or need to change about that particular sentence.

  • Organize. You can't expect to find the information you need if you don't! Arrange whatever you need for different sections of your dissertation. Have them readily available when you need them.

  • Stay focused. If you need a break, take one! But anything that you know will get in the way of your dissertation can wait.

Set goals and reward yourself.

As you work on your project you should have goals in place to motivate you to finish in a timely manner. As you complete parts of your work you are getting closer to finishing your work according to your schedule. Maybe you can entice yourself to finish sooner if something was waiting for you upon completion. Make it something fun and enjoyable. It helps if it is something you may not usually enjoy. Make things interesting to encourage yourself to finish faster. You can at least consider trying to get your work done a week or so before your deadline.

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