标题: [CSSA] Useful Tips for Dissertation Writing

作者: Academic Voice

日期: 2013-06-04


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Useful Tips for Dissertation Writing
Content
1.     Does the introduction clearly set the scene and give an appropriate
background to the topic chosen?
2.     What evidence do you give to support that the topic is worth
exploring?
3.     Are the research aims clear?
4.     Is there a critical review of the evidence, with appropriate
analysis, synthesis and reflection of the research findings?
5.     What are the main findings that relate to your research questions?
6.     Is the discussion executed with good analysis and synthesis?
7.     Is the conclusion informed by the research findings?

Structure
8.   Is there a clear and well-developed structure?
9.   Are the layout logical and the progression of arguments coherent?
10.  Are there sufficient signalling phrases to indicate what you are going
to discuss next, e.g. firstly, secondly, in contrast, however, nevertheless,
etc.?
11.  Are all points within the paragraph and across the whole text clearly
linked using cohesive devices like articles, pronouns, possessives, etc.?

Support
12.  Is the literature appropriately chosen for your research topic?
13.  Are the arguments well supported throughout?
14.  Do you know which citation format is required? Are there any
referencing errors within the text and the reference list?
15.  Is consistency maintained between in-text citations and final
references?

Language
16.  Is the use of grammar, punctuation, spelling or vocabulary accurate?
17.  Are there any typographical errors in the text?
18.  Does the writing project an appropriate academic voice, giving the
right tone and style?

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