Showing posts with label Masters Dissertation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masters Dissertation. Show all posts

Saturday 25 March 2023

FAQs - Dissertation Writing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Dissertation Writing

Chapter 1 - Introduction:

a. Is the topic and title properly introduced and explained?
b. Is the theoretical framework mentioned?
c. Is about the author written within the contextual framework of the dissertation topic?
d. Are selected texts introduced with reference to the dissertation topic?
e. Are research questions or hypotheses mentioned at the end of the chapter?
f. Are ‘In-text citations’ referred in parenthesis and mentioned in ‘Works Cited’ at the end of the chapter?

Chapter 2 - Literature Review:

a. How many articles, theses, books, etc. are reviewed?
b. Are the beginning and closing paragraphs interlinked to give a smooth flow to the readers?
c. Is the chapter written with ‘Introduction’ and ‘Conclusion’ of the review of related literature?
d. Is the research gap clearly identified and mentioned in the concluding paragraph?
e. Is the research gap matching with the research questions / hypotheses mentioned in the previous chapter?

Chapter 3 & 4 - Core Analyses of Texts:

a. Is the analysis done with the help of research questions / hypotheses and the research gap mentioned in previous chapters?
b. Are articles, books, theses, etc. reviewed in chapter 2 referred to bring home the argument, interpretation, or inferences in these chapters?
c. Are textual evidences in form of “quotes” from the texts written in these chapters?
d. Are interpretations based on the evidences from reviewed literature and supported from literary texts?
e. Are you able to add your own understanding to the analyses?
f. Are you able to apply the relevant literary theories while analyzing the texts?

Chapter 5 - Conclusion:

a. Have you answered the research questions / hypotheses mentioned in chapter 1?
b. Have you filled the research gap which is mentioned in chapter 2?
c. Is your conclusion based on the inferences drawn from the analyses in chapter 3 & 4?
d. Do you think you have added anything new to the existing understanding of the topic / research area?


1. Is the dissertation written cohesively with a smooth flow of ideas and arguments?
2. Is the language clear and concise?
3. Are there any grammatical or spelling errors?
4. Are all sources cited properly in-text and in the works cited section?
5. Have you followed the guidelines provided by your university or department for formatting and structuring the dissertation?
6. Have you proofread your work thoroughly?
7. Is the word count within the specified limit?
8. Have you followed ethical guidelines for research and writing?

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Dissertation Writing


Research Project Writing: Dissertation Writing

Course Objectives:

The learning objectives for writing a dissertation can be organized using Bloom's Taxonomy, which categorizes educational goals into six levels:

1.       Remembering: recall relevant information from memory, such as key concepts and theories related to the dissertation topic.

2.       Understanding: comprehend the meaning of the information and how it relates to the dissertation topic.

3.       Applying: use the information to solve problems or make decisions relevant to the dissertation topic.

4.       Analyzing: break down the information into component parts and understand how they relate to each other and to the dissertation topic as a whole.

5.       Evaluating: make judgments about the value or quality of the information and its relevance to the dissertation topic.

6.       Creating: use the information to generate new ideas, designs or theories related to the dissertation topic.

For example, a dissertation on the impact of social media on political participation, the learning objectives could be:

1.       Remembering key theories of political participation

2.       Understanding how social media affects political participation

3.       Applying data analysis techniques to study the relationship between social media and political participation

4.       Analyzing the impact of social media on different groups' political participation

5.       Evaluating the strengths and limitations of existing studies on the topic

6.       Creating new hypotheses or theories about the relationship between social media and political participation.

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Marks: 70 | Hours: 60 | Credit - 4


  • The dissertation of 75 to 100 pages or 20,000 to 25,000 words shall be submitted to the University.

  • The format of writing dissertation shall be as given below:

    • Font Size: 16 - Main Title of the Chapter > 14 Sub-titles within the chapter > 12 for main content.

    • Line Space: 1.5 line space.

    • Print: On both sides of the pages

    • Bind: Spiral 

    • The dissertation shall be approved by the Department teacher/s and duly forwarded through the Head of the Department.

The evaluation of the dissertations shall be done by internal and external examiners similar to that of answer books of MA – English programme.

Internal evaluation in form of presentation shall be carried out at the Department in presence of the Head of the Department and/or concerned teacher / supervisor. 


Continuous Internal Evaluation

Presentation - 25 Marks

Seminar / attendance - 05 Marks

Written Test - 00 Marks


Integration of ICT for blog, presentation, video resources will be integral part of CIA. All works produced by the students for internal evaluation shall be presented as digital portfolio.

Course Specific Learning Outcome:

1.   Remember: Students will be able to recall key concepts, theories, and research methods related to dissertation writing.

2.   Understand: Students will be able to explain the purpose and significance of their research topic, as well as the research methods they plan to use.

3.   Apply: Students will be able to use appropriate research methods to collect and analyze data for their dissertation.

4.   Analyze: Students will be able to critically evaluate and interpret their data, and integrate it with existing literature to make original conclusions and recommendations.

5.   Evaluate: Students will be able to assess the limitations and implications of their research, and consider potential future directions for further study.

6.   Create: Students will be able to compose a well-written, coherent dissertation that effectively communicates their research findings and conclusions.

These course-specific learning outcomes focus on the cognitive process of dissertation writing and how students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter, and the skills they've acquired by the end of the course.

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