average dissertation lengthHow long is a thesis or dissertation going to be or what is an average thesis or dissertation length? This is one of the main questions students have when they decide whether to start working on a project or no. If you still do not have a clear answer, let us help you find it. So, let us talk about an average thesis or dissertation length.
 
Is the word “average” really appropriate?
 
Probably, the main thing we should figure out is whether such notion as an average thesis or dissertation length really exists. The point is that in the academic community they prefer to use something like “minimal/maximum required number of pages/number of words”. Everything that lies between “minimum/maximum” is considered an average thesis or dissertation length. In other words, this means that your project can be from 50 up to 300 pages long, or sometimes even longer.
 
What an average thesis or dissertation length depends on?
 
An average thesis or dissertation length depends on many factors. First of all, it depends on the specific requirements of your faculty. Second, thesis or dissertation length depends greatly on a discipline and your thesis subject. Generally, it is considered that projects in Humanities and Social Sciences are much longer that those in Natural Sciences. For instance, we know cases when projects in theoretical Physics or Maths were just 40 pages long.
 
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thesis or dissertation extensionWhen you made the final decision to write a dissertation or thesis, you should have been informed on the final date of its submission or the deadline. This is a common practice; otherwise, completing such projects might take years.
 
Setting up schedules according to the deadline is another common practice for thesis and dissertation writers. If you have a detailed plan of your work, it is much easier to finish everything on time.
 
However, for some students even such plans and schedules do not work, and they finally face a situation when they need thesis or dissertation extension. We should say it is not the most pleasant situation you can face, because getting thesis or dissertation extension is not easy.
 
First, this procedure has many formal rules. Second, you need to have really good reasons to ask for thesis or dissertation extension. Why? Because if you do not have good explanations, it just means you did not work hard. You knew about the deadline and the importance of this project, but did not invest enough efforts to finish it on time.
 
Anyway, now you want to know how to get this thesis or dissertation extension. We offer you general rules, since the procedure of getting thesis or dissertation extension may vary.

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how to write a good research paperAre you sure you know how to write a good research paper? Most probably, you know how to prepare a research paper, but do not actually know how to make a good one. At least, we know that this happens to many students. They think they know how to write good research papers, but in reality, their papers are far from ideal.
 
We suggest you check right now whether you know how to write a good research paper. Check top 3 things one should keep in mind about good research papers.
 
How to write a good research paper: picking a topic idea
 
Coming up with a good research paper idea is always challenging. You have heard many times that a topic should be of great interest to you, and it is one of the main keys to success. Yet, sometimes this rule does not work, and you spend hours trying to decide on a topic.
 
We have a bit different rule for you – be ambitious when picking topics. It means you can:

  • choose a new problem for discussion and be the first to suggest solutions;
  • touch upon something that no one else has tried to explain;
  • improve something that has already been done.

How to write a good research paper: asking questions
 
Before you get down to writing, answer the following questions, which will help you define whether you are on the right way.

  1. What major point are you going to make? What is your purpose of writing this paper?
  2. Why should someone spend time on reading your paper?
  3. Has your point been discussed before? How your research will be different from other studies?

How to write a good research paper: checking the content
 
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postgraduate thesis or dissertationThe only idea that such a huge project as a postgraduate thesis or dissertation should be prepared makes almost all postgraduate students feel nervous and depressed. Obviously, you are one of them and have no idea how to cope with your postgraduate thesis or dissertation.
 
Well, we should say that although a postgraduate thesis/dissertation is really the longest project in your academic life, sooner or later you will manage to finish it, just like hundreds of other students.
 
Unfortunately, we cannot touch upon every single aspect of postgraduate thesis/dissertation writing. However, in this article, we will cover the most important things one should keep in mind.
 
When and how should you start working on your postgraduate thesis/dissertation?
 
The answer seems to be obvious. Start as soon as you can, because it will take much longer than you expect. Besides, it will not be a problem if you finish the project earlier.
 
The cleverest way to start working on the postgraduate thesis/dissertation is to find several samples and study them carefully.
 
How should I organize my postgraduate thesis/dissertation?
 
There is no universal structure for organizing postgraduate theses or dissertations, because rules vary. Therefore, do not hesitate to consult your advisor on the correct organization of your postgraduate thesis/dissertation.
 
Yet, as practice shows, almost all projects are organized according to the following structure:

  1. Title page;
  2. Abstract;
  3. Table of contents;
  4. Chapters;
  5. Bibliography;
  6. Appendices.

Quick tips for writing postgraduate theses and dissertations

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electrical engineering thesisIf you are fond of different electronic devices, and, in addition, you are a student, writing an electrical engineering thesis is what you need to approve and enlarge your level of knowledge.
 
Of course, it is not the easiest assignment and a lot should be done to accomplish it, but still, if you write a good electrical engineering thesis, it will be good for your future career.
 
There are 4 steps you need to take in order to write a perfect electrical engineering thesis:
 
Electrical engineering thesis writing – STEP 1
 
Choose a topic you are eager to disclose. It should not be too difficult and it should be relevant to your background knowledge.
 
Electrical engineering thesis writing – STEP 2
 
Think about the investigation process, which you will perform in order to present your practical abilities. You may take to pieces your brother’s computer, find interesting electronic schemes and give a full description to those in your electrical engineering thesis.
 
Electrical engineering thesis writing – STEP 3
 
You should read a lot of different literature, which allows you to comprehend everything you are doing from the theoretical point of view. When you start your experiment, you should be sure that there will be no negative consequences (mind safety measures), and everything will be done correctly. So, for your electrical engineering thesis theory takes the first place.
 
Electrical engineering thesis writing – STEP 4
 
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thesis questionnairesDo you think that making a thesis questionnaire can help you prepare your project? Well, actually it is one of the effective methods of thesis research. In this way, you can get real-life data, opinions of ordinary people on the subject of your thesis.
 
Why is this important? The reason is obvious. Ideally, theses should be done to make some practical findings and contributions to fields that are important to people. Making thesis questionnaires seems to be really effective and they help a researcher find out what people are concerned about.
 
So, you have some doubts on how to make your thesis questionnaire. Let us explain you how everything should be organized so that you can get the best results.
 
Before making thesis questionnaires
 
Needless to say, your thesis questionnaire should be planned thoroughly in order to get accurate results. Follow these simple rules:

  • Decide on the participants of your thesis questionnaire. Will gender, age, nationality, some other factors affect the results?
  • Find examples of thesis questionnaires related to your topic and check how they are organized.
  • Do not hesitate to discuss with your thesis adviser all vague points you have about the thesis questionnaire. You can also consult other students who have experience in making a questionnaire for a thesis.

Making thesis questionnaires
 
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apa format thesisMaybe, you knew it from the very beginning that writing a thesis using APA format will not be easy. Now, when you are working on the project, you can make sure that it is really so.
 
Yes, we agree that all those APA thesis rules and requirements are boring and really annoying. Still, they help to prepare an accurate and a perfectly organized paper. Besides, your ability to follow all the rules is extremely important if you want to publish a thesis (and you certainly will!). Publishers do not accept APA format theses where official rules are violated.
 
So, better get rid of your negative thoughts and emotions, find the latest edition of the APA style manual, and start learning the rules of APA thesis writing. By the way, sample APA theses will also be very useful.
 
Below, we have listed general guidelines for writing a thesis using APA format.
 
Mind your references
 
Always keep track of your references and make sure that each one is in its right place. Improperly organized references may be the cause of discrediting your APA format thesis.
 
Abbreviations in APA thesis format
 
Professors are usually very strict when it comes to using abbreviations in APA format theses. Remember the following rules:

  • If some abbreviation appears for the first time in your APA format thesis, you need to explain it.
  • Commonly used abbreviations do not require explanations.
  • Do not use an apostrophe in your APA thesis when you make plurals from abbreviations, e.g.


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assignment presentationRecently, a teacher gave you coursework assignments or any other written paper. You have completed it and now have to make a presentation.
 
For many students, making their presentation of an assignment is even a more complicated task than writing the paper itself. One of the most disturbing aspects is that you will have to perform in front of your class.
 
Anyway, this assignment presentation is a part of the final grade you will get. In this article, we want to present some effective strategies on how to make a perfect assignment presentation.
 
Decide on the type of your assignment presentation
 
You can choose from different types of presentations. If you lack time and ideas, you can just make a speech. Other types of assignment presentation include a PowerPoint presentation, making posters, diorama, skit, etc.
 
Write the text of your assignment presentation
 
Write down what exactly you are going to talk about during your assignment presentation. Jot down the main points highlighted in your paper. Make sure you convey the gist of your work. Think of some possible questions that your teacher and peers might ask during your assignment presentation.
 
Practice
 
Rehearsal is one of the keys to a successful assignment presentation. Stand in front of the mirror and practice several times. Then ask parents to gather in the living room and make your assignment presentation.
 
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dissertation titleWe are sure there is no need to explain the role of a dissertation title for your project. Basically, it is a dissertation title that affects the reader’s decision whether to read or not to read your project.
 
Sure, creating a good dissertation title is not easy. Yet, some explanations and recommendations from our writers will help you succeed at this stage of the dissertation writing process.
 
What does a dissertation title do?
 
There are two major functions of dissertation titles:

  1. They grab the reader’s attention;
  2. They explain what your project is all about.

The main rule to keep in mind when creating a dissertation title
 
Your project can be devoted to very serious and complicated issues. However, what you should remember about your dissertation title is that it should be fairly easy.
 
Do not include some complicated terms in your title. Readers do not like to be confused and puzzled from the very first minutes. Very often, projects with dissertation titles that are hard to understand are not read.
 
A dissertation title should reflect the work done
 
Ideally, it should be clear from your title what exactly you studied and how you did it. Thus, you may include such words as “methods”, “procedures”, “approaches” into your dissertation title.
 
How to create a strong dissertation title
 
As a rule, there are at least two dissertation titles that the writer creates.
 
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thesis titleHave you already created a thesis title or are you going to do it later? No matter whether you have a thesis title or not, in this article you will find useful information.
 
If you have already made a thesis title, check whether it is really good. Here are some signs of a good title for a thesis:

  • It grabs the attention and makes you want to read further;
  • It is a bit intriguing and thought-provoking;
  • It provides information about the main idea of your work.

Sure, it is quite difficult to decide on your own whether your thesis title fits all the above-mentioned characteristics. Ask several people to read your title and then analyze their opinions.
 
What if you do not have a thesis title yet? Well, it is better to wait until the rest of your project is written.
 
Making a thesis title at the very end is a good idea, because at that point you know everything about your project and will be able to create a good thesis title. Until your thesis is not finished, make a working thesis title.
 
You should also keep in mind that a thesis title is usually split into two parts with a colon.

  1. The first part is usually short and is designed to grab the reader’s attention. Thus, you have to think about a witty phrase that can intrigue the reader.
  2. The second part is longer and should provide some details about your project. Here you can use specific terminology.


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