Dissertation

Here are some useful resources to help guide you through your Dissertation:

General Reminders:

  • Dissertations should be between 2500 and 3000 words.
  • Use of secondary Critical Perspectives is advisable in the support of your line of argument
  • Sources which directly impact on your dissertation need to be fully referenced (Primary and Secondary sources) using footnotes and a Bibliography – see guide below.
  • The dissertation must be clearly comparative
  • Maintain a clear line of argument throughout – should be related to your proposal (what you have set out to prove)
  • Analysis needs to be detailed and supported with clear textual evidence
  • Make sure your stance is evaluative and genuinely engages with the texts and their key concerns

Guide – Dissertation Guide

Note-Taking – Note Making Advice

Proposal Table – Dissertation Proposal Table

Example Proposals – Example Dissertation Tasks

Example Openings – Dissertation Openings

Referencing Guide:  How to reference sources ; Referencing

Exemplar Dissertations (most old style max word count 4500 – except final one which got 24/30): English Dissertation Final ; Dissertation ; Dissertation ; room-and-lullabies

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    General Reminders: Dissertations should be between 2500 and 3000 words. Use of secondary Critical Perspectives is advisable in the support of your line of argument. Sources which directly impact on your dissertation need to be fully referenced (Primary and Secondary sources) using footnotes and a Bibliography - see guide below.

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