The Point of Using Past Dissertations

The Point of Using Past Dissertations
The Point of Using Past Dissertations
You are a young scientist who has to write a dissertation. Obviously, you are a bit confused and have no idea what you should start with. Here is a good advice for you. Start with looking for some past dissertations that are related to your topic. It is the best thing you can do at the beginning.

It can be rather helpful for you to read and study different past dissertations. First of all, you will have a general idea of what a dissertation is and secondly, you can study the way it should be done.

What else can you find out from reading past dissertations?
- The organization of a dissertation. After studying over some past dissertations, you will know what headings, margins and spaces you have to use. You will also find out how to make a title page, an outline, and a bibliography list
- Past dissertations will give you a hint of what should be included into your introduction, and conclusion. You should find past dissertations that are relevant to your topic and study the way the author stated the problem and the main aims of his/her work, how he/she revealed this problem in each chapter.
- Pay special attention to the literature that was used in past dissertations. You will definitely find the items that will be useful for your dissertation. You can also see how this literature was analyzed in these past dissertations and learn to make such analysis yourself.
- Past dissertations can present you the right way of linking your chapters.
- Study the conclusions of past dissertations. Did the author resolve the main problem of his/her work? Does he/she give some recommendations?

So, as you can see, past dissertations can be very useful and may even lay a foundation for your own dissertation. Make your own conclusions, think about the advantages and disadvantages of those works that you have read and start writing your dissertation.
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