Writing Dissertations: Some Useful Productivity Tips
Writing your dissertation may be the most important thing that you do in school. It is a big deal, but there is no reason to freak out. If you trust your education and know that you are prepared for this step you will do fine. The real trick is getting it done. Some students never do. Being productive is the best way to know that you will complete it. So how do you make sure you are being productive? Well here are some useful tips on productivity.
- Have a good outline
- Have a timeline for your work
- No matter what stick to the timeline the best you possibly can
Have a good outline
An outline acts as a guide to your dissertation. You put everything in it in the order that you will write it. Put as many thoughts and ideas as you can into it and keep it in order. You may have to do several drafts before everything is in the right order but it is worth it once you start writing. Use good penmanship as well. Make sure you can clearly read it and follow it to the letter.
Have a timeline
You will want to write out a specific timeline for your work. When you will do the first draft of the outline, when you will start writing and when to write which parts should all be in it. Include time to do research as well. You will want to include every step with estimated times for how long it will take. It is best to overestimate so you do not run short on time. This will also act as a guide to make you more productive.
Stick to your timeline
Especially in college, things in life just come up sometimes. There will be times when you can’t stick to the timeline exactly. There will be days that you are scheduled to do work on your dissertation but you don’t feel like it or there is somewhere else that you want to be. Consider the timeline iron clad and stick to it unless you really can’t and have no choice in the matter. This will help you get done in a timely manner.
Being productive in life is important. It is a great skill to have. During one’s dissertation it is especially important because a lot of students take years to finish theirs. It is often a difficult task and all of these tips can really help you to get yours done on schedule.