Education dissertation topics: making your paper shine
The single most difficult part of writing your dissertation is starting the project and then keeping yourself on track. Read the tips below to determine how you can best complete your dissertation and avoid distractions.
- Start anywhere
- Write every day
You do not need to start your dissertation at the beginning. In fact it is suggested by some that writing the introduction and the thesis before you plan for analyses is a better way to tackle the proposal. Begin at whatever point you feel comfortable and then fill in the gaps slowly from there.
This means you make consistent progress by working each day, even if you only work for a short period of time. It is important that you set aside regular time each day in which to read and/or write. You should create a firm schedule and stick to it. Start training yourself to write for at least forty five minutes per day in short blocks. So often students try and set aside large blocks of time for writing, thinking that more time will produce better efforts. But this is not true. The brain can actually only focus on a single task without breaking for an average of forty five minutes, which is why this is an ideal block of writing time to have each day. It is also beneficial because anyone who is currently writing their dissertation knows that their schedule does not often allow for large blocks of writing time, what with being an adjunct for a handful of classes at different schools and trying to complete research and work, there is hardly time for large blocks except for the weekends.
If you are writing on education consider these topics below:
- Is the rate of cheating in schools getting progressively worse?
- Should students be given the chance to grade their teachers?
- Do schools today provide too many A’s?
- Assess whether middle school grade students should be required to take drug tests
- Should students be exposed to reading and math during their gym classes?
- To what degree should standardized tests be taken seriously?
- How well do tests measure the ability of students?
- Do students and teachers alike spend too much time preparing for standardized tests? Does this impede actual learning?
- Should schools offer cash bonuses for high test scores?
- Should the amount of time students spend in high school be revisited?