No Essay Writing? Then what?

Frustrated with writing and always doing assignments? No leisure time to yourself?  Teachers nagging for missing deadlines? All this is true, as students usually are faced with the dilemma of not meeting deadlines and submitting an ineffective essay that gets them a bad grade. Writing an essay is  a time-consuming and difficult activity as it leaves you with no choice but results you getting a bad grade! Take a deep breath! Writing can be fun and easy, if you follow the tips below!

Research properly: To get an “A” grade for your essay, extensive research is the key! Your first step is to research the topic that you have chosen. Utilize all resources that you can get your hands on: Internet, books will certainly help you with your research and give you a road map of how to write your essay!

Analyze: Once you have thoroughly researched the topic that you are going to write about, now is the time to analyze and implement! Jot down points and while writing pick the points that you have jotted down, and support it with reasoning!

Outline: When you have analyzed what points will be a part of your “perfect essay”, make an outline that will lead the way for your essay! Use one liners to describe what each paragraph will talk about! Map out the structure that you will follow in your essay!

Attention Grabbing Introduction: Your planning phase has come to an end! Sit down when you are relaxed, start jotting down the ideas that you have gathered in paragraph form! Your introduction for your essay should be written in such a way that it grabs the attention of the reader. An effective introduction will grab the attention of the reader! Your introduction for your essay should be a concise summary of your essay!

Note: Your introduction Title and the first paragraph are the key elements for your essay!

Start Writing: Every paragraph to your essay should be focused on a point and supported with evidence throughout! Focus on your points and expand your ideas in a creative way. Always create connections between your paragraphs!

 Conclusion: Gracefully conclude your essay by summarizing the main points of your essay! You can end on a quote or some call to action!

 Finally, structure your essay properly. Polish your essay by improving the overall tone of your essay and checking for grammatical errors. Get you essay re-checked by a friend or someone in the family, to ensure that you do get a grade that you do not deserve!


Dissertation Topic

Writing a dissertation is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks for students. Most students are usually expected to generate an interesting topic, plan and investigate it and present their findings. Some important stages in the dissertation writing process include:

  • Choosing an interesting topic
  • Building an effective research question
  • Planning and researching
  • Conducting surveys if required and reporting your results
  • Structuring your dissertation

While some students know exactly what their research question they need to address, a few find themselves struggling with the question of what topic to choose. With the pressure of meeting their deadline building up, they usually end up panicking. Following are a few tips to avoid such situations:

–   Discuss topics with other students. Get an idea of what factors they are considering when deciding on a topic. Welcome comments of other students on your topic as this will help you refine your focus. Question yourself if the topic that you have chosen sparks an interest in others? Is it something related to a current problem in time? Will the research that you conduct on it be an addition to the existing research available?

–  Study the work of other students via journals and periodicals. You can either get online access to them or visit your university library for this. Going through what others have done in the field that you have chosen for the past five years is going to be extremely helpful for you.

– When deciding on a topic, think about your interests. Working on a topic that you are most interested in is always going to help you stay motivated when writing your dissertation. You will be writing the next 20,000 – 40,000 on this same topic, hence it only makes sense to choose a topic you are really fond of.

–  While you are doing your topic research and skimming through the articles you find most interesting, try being critical of the topic. Ask the question “why does the author assumes so”, etc. this might give you help in deciding on your own research question.

– Always remember that your research should explore an under-researched area, be a source of addition in the existing literature and develop or test a methodology.

–  Last, but not least, discuss your topic with your supervisor and see if they will be able to assist with it.

Once you keep the above points in mind, you will certainly choose an interesting topic for your dissertation. Best of luck!