Free Tutorial on Creating a Dissertation in a Matter of Days
Have you ever had the deadline of an assignment creep up on you, and it was due before you know it? This commonly happens with dissertations. Since they have such lengthy deadlines, college students put them off and the deadline sneaks up before anyone realizes it. The good news is that there is something you can do, even if your work is due in just a few days.
3 Easy Steps
Make a Quick, then a Thorough Outline
Instead of worrying about headings and subheadings once you write out the rough draft, add them in the outline. This serves two purposes. First, it helps you organize your writing in the same way that you will have it in the rough draft for easier transfer. Second, it helps break up your project so it doesn’t seem so intimidating.
Once you have the headings and subheadings, make short sentences about your main points. The thorough outline will be used to transfer information directly to your first rough draft. By replacing a written rough draft with a thorough outline, you can save the time you would need to write out a lengthy draft.
Create Your Reference Page as You Go
Creating a reference page can be incredibly tedious, especially on a lengthy project like your thesis. Instead of saving this to the end, add each source as you go. You can type these into the computer and alphabetize them if you would like, eliminating the need to make a draft for them.
Don’t start worrying yet if you only have a few days until your dissertation is due. Take a few breaths and start moving down the steps on this list. Following these steps will help you get your work done quickly (but still well), even when there is a deadline looming over you.