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Some Interesting Facts about Dissertation Proposal Writing That Only Few of Us Know


A dissertation proposal is the first step towards commencing the dissertation writing process. After approving dissertation proposal, you will get a topic to work on the dissertation writing task. Therefore, a dissertation proposal should be unique and it should be written in such a way that it should set the stage for your research. A dissertation proposal also provides a plan and outline to work on the dissertation writing task.  

10 Interesting Facts about Dissertation Proposal Writing 

Some interesting facts about the dissertation proposal that you should know are given below;

1)                  There is a timeline to complete the dissertation proposal

Most of the students think that there is a timeline to submit the dissertation rather than a dissertation proposal. As a result, they don’t pay enough attention to the deadline for submitting a dissertation proposal. Before starting the dissertation proposal writing task, the students should have enough idea about the timeline to approve the dissertation proposal. Timeline to approve a dissertation proposal depends upon your degree program, department and university.

2)                  Dissertation proposal has a Specific Length/Word Count

You can’t submit a dissertation proposal just by writing your topic idea on a paper or by writing enough detail of almost 50 pages. There is a specific length of your dissertation proposal. You should get an idea about the length of the dissertation proposal and try to complete it within the required word count. Mostly, the length of a dissertation proposal is 10 to 15 pages.

3)                  There is a specific structure of the dissertation proposal

There is specific content of the dissertation proposal and this content should also be presented by following a specific order. This is known as the structure of a dissertation proposal. In the structure of a dissertation proposal there comes to the title, introduction, research methodology, main objectives of your dissertation, the scope of your research, literature review, timeline, and references.

4)                  There is a specific format of the dissertation proposal

As a dissertation, there is also a specific format of a dissertation proposal. The format of a dissertation the proposal may also depend upon the requirements and guidelines of your department and university. In the format of a dissertation proposal, there comes font size, page numbering, margin size, citation style and formatting of the cover sheets and title page.

5)                  You will have to follow your program’s approval process

After completing a dissertation proposal, you will have to follow the approval process of your program. First of all, you will have to select the committee members. Secondly, you will have to arrange a meeting with all the committee members. At last, you will have to get signs of all the members of the committee.

6)                  You will have to select a topic idea

It is a fact that the main aim of writing a dissertation proposal is to approve a topic idea to work on the dissertation writing task. In order to select an interesting and intriguing topic idea for your dissertation proposal, you will have to make a list of some interesting and intriguing topic ideas, you will have to conduct preliminary research on these topic ideas, you will have to discuss these topic ideas with the committee members and you will have to narrow your focus on your dissertation topic ideas.

7)                  You will have to write an abstract

An abstract is a brief summary of your dissertation proposal. An abstract of a dissertation proposal should be 100 to 350 words. In the abstract of a dissertation proposal, you should try to write general background of the topic, the main problem of your dissertation, the major problems or methods to gather the data for your dissertation and the importance of your research results.

8)                  You will have to summarize the previous knowledge on your topic

A literature review is an essential component of a dissertation proposal. The main aim of writing a literature review in the dissertation proposal is to provide an idea about the previous work on your topic and to tell the audience members how your research will be different from the previous research.

9)                  You will have to describe your research methodology

To write a dissertation, you will have to gather the data by adopting a particular research methodology. In the dissertation proposal, you will have to provide a clear overview of the research methodology that you will adapt to gather the data for your dissertation.

10)              You will have to demonstrate the significance of research

At the end of the dissertation, you will have to draw the main results and findings of your research. In the dissertation proposal, it is also necessary for you to demonstrate the significance of your research.

Conclusion

The dissertation proposal is the first step to write a dissertation and after approving a dissertation proposal, the students can get a dissertation topic to work on the dissertation writing task. Some interesting facts about a dissertation proposal are that a dissertation proposal must be completed within a given interval of time, there is a specific length of a dissertation proposal, you will have to follow a structure and format while writing a dissertation proposal and a dissertation proposal should be written by following the guidelines and requirements of the dissertation committee members.

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