Are you struggling with your dissertation? Have you started too late and now you’re panicking? Help is here! Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project. It will take you from start to finish, with practical and friendly advice on every page. This second edition includes: - A new Foundations section with the concepts and tools you need to get started - An expanded guide to methodology and writing about methods - A new chapter on mixed methods An essential companion on your dissertation journey, this book is ideal for students across education, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. Scott Buckler is Principal Lecturer in the School of Education at Newman University (Birmingham). Nicholas Walliman is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Design, Technology and the Environment at Oxford Brookes University.

How can I manage a long piece of writing?

How can I manage a long piece of writing?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • When should I start to write up my dissertation?
  • What is the frame and fill approach?
  • How should I start drafting the text?
  • Why are revisions important?
  • What is meant by ‘The Devil is in the detail’?
  • What should I do now?

When should I start to write up my dissertation?

To sit down in front of a blank computer monitor with the task of writing a lengthy dissertation is a daunting prospect and one to be avoided. You can easily arrange that you will not be faced with this situation. The trick is to gradually amass a collection of notes, ...

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