Dr Jana Martiskova
Are you feeling stressed out regarding your dissertation?
Don’t worry! You are not alone.
Writing a 10,000 word research report is not an easy task; especially when your university degree depends on it. But that definitely does not mean that you should let your stress levels rise and take charge because that would only result in lack of your productivity.
So; while composing your dissertation, it is important that you take careful measures from the start so that your stress levels don’t rise as it will only make you physically sick which will again result in lack of productivity.
Don’t wait until two months before submission to start your dissertation work. Start your research work early in the semester. That way you will have more time in the end for review and rechecking.
Organize yourself. If you don’t have a separate shelf or desk for your research stuff, then make one. Not finding the right stuff at right time are major contributors to stress which can be reduced simply by organizing yourself.
Before starting your research work, make an outline of the tasks required and then make a daily time table for it. Design the schedule in a way that you have one day off between two major tasks which will give you a day’s lag if you are unable to complete a particular task in designated time without disrupting the entire schedule. Follow the schedule religiously.
Keep in touch with your fellow students and get updates on their work method. Coordinate your work together whenever you can. Usually work is completed with more efficiency when completed in a group. Talking about your dissertation issues with others will also make it easier to get help and in turn reduce stress.
Keep in touch constantly with your supervisor. As soon as you complete a particular task, get it checked by your supervisor and take his input. This process will assure you that you are doing the right job which will help reduce errors and mistakes.
It is wise to search the internet or local library to get an idea on similar researches which will assure you that you are going the right job and will give you a few ideas on how your research should be conducted.
6 ½: Even after following these tips, it is still natural to sometimes feel stressed out regarding your dissertation. If that is the case then don’t hesitate to set all the work aside and go out to the movies for the night. If you’re stressed then you won’t be productive anyways so you might as well relax your mind so that you feel refreshed when you resume work in the morning again.
Hence, there you have 6 and half tipsthat can reduce dissertation stress, so that you can feel it more easy to finalize your work.