Planning your dissertation
This article discusses the importance of dissertation planning
I have talked to lots of students recently about writing their dissertation. You might think that you have a long time to do it – you do not! One strong piece of advice that I would give to students working on a big piece of work is to have a timetable for your work. It might start something like this:
|By this date I should have…
|Confirmed the topic with my tutor
|Identified my primary sources
|Reread and checked it through and handed it in!
If you fill out a timetable like this now you will not leave everything to the last minute. Of course you can adapt the timetable as you go along, and this process of adapting it will lead you to be continually monitoring your progress.