Step-by-Step Guide

Learn all steps you should take
on the long way of dissertation writing.
Follow the rules and get amazing results!


Compose a Successful Dissertation

  1. Select a topic.
  2. This is a very important part of the project. You should choose a research area that has not been studied by anyone else before in order to make a valuable contribution to the development of your field.

  3. Present your proposal.
  4. A proposal is a document that describes the purpose of your project, lists the sources that you’re going to analyze, and actions that you’re going to perform to achieve this purpose. Before you begin the work on your actual paper, your committee should approve your proposal.

  5. Carry out your study.
  6. This part of the task consists of many steps. First, you should gather the literature and previous studies related to your topic. Then, you should analyze them. Based on the gained knowledge, you’ll have to conduct tests and experiments to get the answer to your main research question.

  7. Make an outline.
  8. You should divide your to-be paper into several chapters like the introduction, literature review, methodology, etc. Indicate what subchapters each chapter will consist of and what you’ll include in these subchapters.

  9. Write the body chapters.
  10. Although your paper starts with an introduction rather than with a literature review, it’s advisable to compose the body of your thesis where you analyze the sources that you’ve consulted, describe the methods that you’ve used, and present the data that you’ve received first.

  11. Write the introduction and conclusion.
  12. Now that the core of your paper is written, it’s much easier to compose a relevant introduction to it. A decent conclusion can also be written only if all the previous chapters are completed.

  13. Craft additional sections.
  14. The next step is to create those sections of your paper that don’t require exceptional writing skills. Craft a title page, bibliography, appendices, and so on. You might also need to write a small abstract that summarizes your entire thesis.

  15. Apply the proper format.
  16. Now, you should put all the parts of your paper together and format your document in accordance with the style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) indicated in your assignment guidelines.

  17. Edit your paper.
  18. This step requires you to proofread your entire paper, eliminating mistakes and rewriting sentences that sound out of place. You should also make sure that all format requirements are applied correctly and the desired word count is met.

  19. Compose a final title.
  20. This step should be taken at the end so that you know exactly what keywords are used in your text. The same keywords should be included in your title.

Defending Your Dissertation

You should also keep in mind that completing your paper isn’t the end of your task. You should also prepare a slide presentation and synchronize it with an oral speech based on your thesis. To defend your project successfully, you’ll need to practice your presentation regularly before the day of the defense.

To succeed, you’ll need to sacrifice plenty of time that you usually spend on hobbies and meeting with friends, so be prepared for this and start working on your project as soon as you can.