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How to use Social Networks for your Dissertation

How to use Social Networks for your Dissertation

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

You are probably a member of several social networks and should consider using them for your research. Sometimes you need to do a survey and you may not be able to conduct as many face-to-face interviews as you would like or need for you dissertation. This is where social networks such as Linkedin have their […]

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How to Approach a Company for your Primary Study

How to Approach a Company for your Primary Study

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Before you actually approach a company in which you would like to do your primary study there are four important questions to ask yourself.

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How to Choose and then Build a Good Relationship with Your Dissertation Supervisor

How to Choose and then Build a Good Relationship with Your Dissertation Supervisor

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over the period of your taught Master’s degree course you will have found tutors whom you like and some whom you don’t get on with very well. When choosing your dissertation topic, you should choose an area in which a tutor you get along with can supervise. Many post-graduate students are lost when it comes […]

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How to Write a Dissertation (2018) ~ The Findings or Results Section

How to Write a Dissertation (2018) ~ The Findings or Results Section

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the findings or results section of a dissertation comes in the same chapter as the main discussion. You will need to check with your supervisor what your university department’s rules are regarding these two sections. Whatever the case, there should be two sections if they are in the same chapter; one for the findings […]

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How to Write a Dissertation: The Literature Review

How to Write a Dissertation: The Literature Review

| June 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

First of all you need to realize that you cannot review all the literature that has been written in the field covered by your research. However you do have to show extensive reading in areas which have been well-researched. The following article would coach you on how to write a literature review for your dissertation.

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How to Critically Evaluate your Dissertation

How to Critically Evaluate your Dissertation

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is often a very difficult task to objectively evaluate your own work. Even friends may not be the best people to ask about it. To evaluate your own work, you need to set it against the backdrop of other research in your field. Step away from your dissertation and ask yourself: What do I […]

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How to Advance your Career through your Dissertation

How to Advance your Career through your Dissertation

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let’s face it; one of the main goals of a post-graduate student is to get a good job after completing their dissertation. You might want a career in academia, in which case you will have to prove yourself with this research so that you can progress to the PhD and become an assistant to a […]

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How To Check for Plagiarism

How To Check for Plagiarism

| May 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

What is Plagiarism? Plagairism is a major “hot topic” across all UK universities, as educators look to clamp down on students who exploit resources, such as the internet, to try and cheat the academic system.

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How Turnitin Works

How Turnitin Works

| April 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Turnitin is the leading plagiarism detection software that is used by universities across the UK and the US. The software provides “originality checking” to detect plagiarism in essays and dissertations by scanning student’s essays against a vast database of over 20 billion pages of digital content, over 220 million essays and papers, and more than […]

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How to Paraphrase Essays and Dissertations

How to Paraphrase Essays and Dissertations

| April 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

Paraphrasing – i.e the rewording of ideas and passages from other sources – is a means to negate plagiarism in essays. However, it is imperative that the referencing is done properly or else you still risk being accused of actively plagiarising work.

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How to avoid plagiarism in a dissertation

How to avoid plagiarism in a dissertation

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

You’ve done it! After all those hours and nights spent in the library or writing at your laptop, this is it -you’ve just finished writing your 10 000 word dissertation – your magnum opus, your life’s work; now why would you want to jeopardise all that hard work by being caught out on plagiarism?

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How to write a Law Dissertation

How to write a Law Dissertation

| March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

This article is aimed at those who are beginning the arduous task of writing a legal dissertation. Legal dissertations can be very complex and incorporate all of the sources of law: judicial precedence, academic writing in the form of journals and books, legislation and now of course European Law and, where relevant, International Law.

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How to Structure a Law Dissertation

How to Structure a Law Dissertation

| March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

The following guide outlines how to structure a LLB or LLM dissertation. Title Page – showing the title of the dissertation and the author. Abstract – summarising what the reader can expect to find in the dissertation. Be concise and don’t reference or use quotes in this part. This is like an advert for your […]

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Why should I do Action Research for my Dissertation?

Why should I do Action Research for my Dissertation?

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Action Research is one way of putting the theories you have learned during the taught course of your Master’s degree into practice.

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Understanding Research Methods [Video]

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Video on the essential factos about research methods, and advice on how to choose the most relevant for your dissertation

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Video on How to Choose a Dissertation Topic

| January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is often cited as one of the most difficult parts of writing a dissertation. The actual task of choosing a topic to work on. It’s not as easy as it sounds. You can’t just select “motivation theories” or “legal jurisprudence” and think that would be OK.

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How to Write a Conclusion

How to Write a Conclusion

| December 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

Once you have a set of arguments in place for the main body of your essay, we can begin to think about writing a conclusion. Because it is the end point of an essay, where you try and summarize your arguments and ideas, a conclusion can be difficult to write.

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Advice on using References in your Dissertation

Advice on using References in your Dissertation

| December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

It is extremely important to put references into your dissertation to avoid being accused of plagiarism, which is a serious academic offence and could lead to the total rejection of your dissertation.

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How to Create a Table of Contents Video Tutorial

| December 5, 2011

Creating a table of contents is an essential aspect of any long-length essay or dissertation. However, doing these by hand can be time-consuming and difficult to get right. Luckily Microsoft Word comes with a feature to help make this process a lot easier. Today we show you how you can easily insert a table of […]

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Havard Referencing Using Endnotes & Google Scholar Video Tutorial

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Video shows how to reference easily and quickly using Endnotes and Google Scholar. Julian finds several articles and downloads them into his document automatically with Endnotes. Advice provided by WritePass.

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