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What is a dissertation?

What is a dissertation?

What is a dissertation?

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

  • Why do I have to do a dissertation?
  • What skills does the dissertation demonstrate?
  • How is a dissertation structured?
  • What will impress?
  • What should I do now?

Why do I have to do a dissertation?

The dissertation is commonly the last component of a degree course, or a module of varying length, taken towards the end of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Throughout your degree you have been guided through modules and directed to various sources of information; the dissertation however is an exercise in independent study. The dissertation/independent study tests your abilities to educate yourself and to demonstrate your expertise in collecting, collating and analysing information, in order to ...

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