Ep 11 Student Led Study Hacks - Nailed it! Master your dissertation - Different?
From Anne-Marie Langford
In the audiogram (mini podcast) our Learning Development Mentors help students with their studying dilemmas. In this episode a student asks "How does writing a dissertation differ from writing an essay?" Further information about dissertations can be found on the skills hub.
Hi Vu here, a UoN Learning Development Mentor and also a student at the university and I'm here to share my top uni tips with you today. Let's dive right into it with today's theme of Nailed it Master your Dissertation. So let's get an answer to today's burning question. "How does writing a dissertation differ from writing an essay?"
First, it is a longer, more research heavy process that requires a lot of effort. As you approach this process,therefore, you should make every effort to draft chapters as early as possible. With the understanding that they will go through several stages of revision, you should expect that it will take a lot of time for revisions. Than it would take for other kinds of writing, and you should plan your own timetable accordingly. Another important feature of this process is the ability to balance your attention between immediate task, such as a two or three page section of a chapter with the overall project. Your project will shift and change that you and keeping a healthy ratio between short term and long term thinking will help you manage your time and accomplish your goals.
Don't forget answers to more questions, links to show notes resources and more on are all available on the Skills Hub. Simply type Skills Hub Northampton into Google and away you go!