But do we know what an Dissertation is? Do the students know? Calling the Dissertation “work,” or calling “Dissertation” to work, can detract from it and dilute its meaning. The Dissertation in an academic context today, like Montaigne’s early Dissertations, is an analysis of the question, an attempt to respond to a problem with originality, with freedom, coherence, and style.
In the classroom, an Dissertation may be a way to approach a subject for the first time, or it may be the culmination of a series of explanations, in order to put them into context and interpret the data critically.
The following points are the Dissertationist’s pedagogue:
1. To the point
The Dissertation is concise. Yes of course. One way to explain and not to guess is to present our position on the topic discussed in the introduction. A clear introduction, moreover, demonstrates careful and pre-writing planning .
2. Without loose ends
A prototypical structure may be that of the five paragraphs: introduction, followed by three argumentative paragraphs, and a conclusion. Each paragraph should address one idea and lead to the next, guiding the reading logically. The transition should be noted in how some ideas guide the others so that the Dissertation is a whole.
3. An original approach
When writing an Dissertation it is not necessary, as it were, to “touch a book”, but to have touched it before. Although in the scientific field, the documented Dissertation does include previous bibliographic research, it does not have to be always this way. The purpose of the Dissertation genre is to offer students the opportunity to analyze a topic using their own ideas . It may be revealing to think of the Dissertation as at the opposite end of the research article.
4. Content and continent
The Dissertation considers the aesthetic as much as the scientific. Therefore, the language should reflect the freshness of the approach. The phrases made and the prototypical and even cursed language of specialized languages have their ground in scientific articles, manuals and other genres. A colorful language will make a more vivid impression on the reader. For example, in order to think about the damage that badly used language can do, it is enough to remember the effects that some malicious individuals (and why not iniquitous?) Provoke with aggressive posts in social networks (or perhaps virulent? ).
5. Setting an example.
It is essential to base the position expressed in the introduction and a solid conclusion. Supporting your own statements with examples (be they facts, statistics, anecdotes or even experiences) will ensure that our reasoning has its feet on the ground. It will also help to establish a clear connection between the more abstract concepts and the particular subject in question.
6. In conclusion …
The last lines are our opportunity to demonstrate how the previous paragraphs and their examples support the author’s position . The conclusion should not give new information, but be a destination that has brought us the route of previous ideas.