Oftentimes professors assign a mandatory dissertation to graduate and post-graduate students. Students would mostly describe dissertation writing as rather a pain in their academic life due to its apparent complexity and length.
If a student has successfully worked on an undergraduate thesis, chances are that student might also successfully work on the dissertation after college. However, even the thought of writing a thesis makes students worry much. When were writing and researching effortless?
A student can change the attitude towards writing by considering these facts:
* Dissertation writing could take years to finish. So even at the beginning of the school year, a student must already do some preparations: choosing prospect topics, possible respondents or experimentation, and the volume of available references. These preparations might not directly contribute to the success of the future coursework, but they could eliminate or lessen the anxieties of a student.
* Also, regarding professors as resources also eradicates fear. A student is never alone in the process of dissertation writing since professors are always available to aid them. Moreover the feeling of having an authority makes a student feel secured.
* Gathering possible references such as books, magazines, periodicals and even newspapers also help. Periodicals and newspapers are very timely so it is important for a researcher/student to collect them even prior to the actual writing process. Acquiring references are among the most cumbersome parts in the writing process; hence obtaining some could lessen difficulty.
* The most important way to eliminate writing anxieties is having knowledge about dissertation-related matters. A researcher/student should know what to do, when to do, where to do, how to do and who to deal with during the process. Having a wide grasp of the previous lessons develops confidence and in some cases excitement.
Students need not fear dissertation writing. Fear is detrimental and destructive in a way that once students develop it, it could hinder them from finishing and even working on any assigned task. Emotions have no room for writing. Students should always be constructive, rational and objective. In the academe, there is a struggle for survival, which is tantamount to graduation.