Dr Jana Martiskova
‘You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite it with your head’.
This famous line is from the movie Finding Forrester. The speaker may have been referring to writing novels in the movie but the same applies for dissertation composition.
If you think that writing the first draft of the dissertation is difficult then wait till you move on to the real thing.
But the more articulate your first draft is, the better the real thing will be.
So how can you articulate the
first draft of dissertation
that will impress your supervisors?
The trick for articulating a good first draft for dissertation is to clear your mind before you start writing. For that you need to pick a time for draft writing when you are most relaxed. This can be early morning or late at night whatever suits you.
Go through the below mentioned tips and you will surely be able to compose a draft that deserves applaud.
The objective of the first draft is to get as many ideas for the report down on the paper as possible. That means that if you take too many breaks or elongate the process to much then you will never be able to produce the same level of productivity and output as you would in a single sitting. While writing don’t about the grammar and sentence structuring, only concentrate on the raw ideas.
While writing the first draft, there will be many instances where you will want to reconstruct your hypothesis or objective to better suit the research report. Don’t hesitate to do that in those instances. Your objectives and hypothesis are only a guiding factor for you at the moment and are not final. If you can come up with something better, then that is good. Just make sure that the new objectives or hypothesis is suitable for the theme that you have chosen.
If you are having trouble writing a particular section or sentence in your draft, then leave it aside for a while and carry on with the rest of the report. You will be able to successfully complete that part the next time you sit to write.
You may think that whatever you are writing now is useless and crappy but there are still a lot of chances that you will be able to get a few productive statements from a few pages of that useless material which will help you write further on.
In conclusion, grab a piece of paper, relax and start jotting down whatever comes to your mind regarding the topic.