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The Best Dissertation Ever Written

| October 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s dissertation season and there’s that dreadful next 3 months where you have to write all those daunting chapters. Worse of which is the almighty literature review.

I remember when I wrote mine. It was a nightmare. Probably because I wasn’t being paid for it. Now its funny how we’re so happy to write dissertations for other people, especially when we’re smiling to the bank afterwards (no offence, but we like money!!!).

Ok, its time to stop rambling, and get to the point already: how to write the best dissertation ever!!!


But the truth is I can’t. There’s no magic bullet or formula, you just need to keep your head straight, and tick as many boxes as possible. However, not all hope is lost. All the dissertations we have ever written got a 2.1., 30% of those we wrote last year got over 70, and the majority got over 65+. Just a few got between 60 – 65, a very few.

We did not use any magic formula, but this is how you can emulate our methodology:

  • The 30% of dissertations that got over 70 had one thing in common, they all had a relationship with their supervisor and got steady feedback. Thats the secret. The others did not have as much feedback before submission, so did not get a high score.
  • When deciding on the dissertation topic, send a list of possible topics to your supervisor, and you have to get approval and re-approval before you start. Put him/her in the driver seat.
  • Always start with the literature review. That is the best way to start any dissertation. Get the hardest part out first, and once you are done with the daunting review, you would become more aware of all possible issues that your dissertation and research question may face.
  • Always know the research answer from the start. Don’t just dabble about on your work. Once you are writing the research question, know what the possible answers, conclusions and recommendations are going to be.
  • The questionnaires, transcripts, and methodology should all be designed to enhance the research answer and argument.
  • Be creative. Not everyone has access to an organization. Not everyone can get people to answer questionnaires. But everyone can write and tell a story. So be the story teller, and write a compelling story (In the form of a dissertation of course, no Harry Potter wizardry nonsense here).
  • Always answer the research question. In the final chapter, state: This is question I said I was going to answer, this is why I wanted to answer it, and here is the answer.

This is not necessarily all you need to know, but this covers the basics. For the rest, pay £100,000 into my bank account and I’ll consider you. Alternatively, you could just email us at [email protected], and we would look into it for you.

We do offer free advice on dissertation topics (to serious people), and write research proposals and whole dissertations so let us know if you would need any assistance whatsoever.


Category: Dissertation Writing Guide

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  1. How to Write a First Class Dissertation | The WritePass Journal | October 16, 2011
  1. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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