While most students focus on writing a good dissertation, very few actually take the most important step to make it great. The difference between a good and a great dissertation is excellent editing. With the right guidance in editing, you can achieve better success and enhance the quality of your dissertation. Editing is the last step before submitting your dissertation and it is important to include this in your timeline. Many students make a time table for dissertation writing but leave no space for editing. This leaves room for error in your writing and you are bound to lose marks that you could have easily gained.
Follow these simple steps to edit your dissertation:
Assign on time: You must dedicate time specifically for editing. Keep all distractions away and concentrate on editing your dissertation.
Review your work as a complete piece: Start with looking at the bigger picture. Does your
dissertation have a consistent flow in language, is the hypothesis mentioned correctly, does the content match your title? Review these questions and make changes to ensure your title and summary match the content.
Review the chapters: Once you compile the work together, you must take a look at individual
chapters. Keep a checklist ready to check thoroughly whether you have included all the points required in the particular chapter.
Read each word, sentence and paragraph: In a hurry to complete the dissertation, many students make silly grammar and spelling mistakes. Re-read each word and check sentences and paragraphs for errors and rectify them immediately.
Spend sufficient time in editing and you will be surprised at the improvement in your dissertation.