On The Way To A Successful Undergraduate Dissertation: Preparation Stage
The preparation stages of any academic writing a vital to the success of the work that you produce, especially when writing a paper at undergraduate level. The following explains more about the preparation stages, including what to expect, and why they are so important.
Being aware of the importance of preparation
You should never underestimate how useful the preparation stage can be when it comes to writing a good quality undergraduate paper. In fact, not only can help you make the work easier, but it can generally improve the quality of the work that you produce.
For a start, by planning the work, you can have a good idea of what you should do and when you should be doing. This helps to prevent procrastination, and ensure that you are actually getting things done. Likewise, in order to create a logical piece of work, a plan helps you to include the right details in the right places, and hopefully should ensure that you include any necessary arguments, where required.
How to get started
It is getting started, you will first need to try and identify what you want to write about. You can potentially use brainstorming techniques to come up with a range of different topics, before narrowing these down into a specific title. Of course, as well as having the main title or heading, you may include a variety of other subheadings relating to any secondary questions you want to investigate alongside the primary objective.
Further plans that you will need
Having identified the main title, you will then need to work out what research will need to be done, as well as which sections need to be written. To help work out which sections you should include, you may need to look at a relevant formatting guide.
Using examples for inspiration
To improve the chances of successfully preparing for your writing process, you may wish to look at various other examples other people have written, particularly if you have not written the style of academic paper before. This will give you a better understanding of the scale of the work involved, as well as how to structure and format your work. Furthermore, you might find that, if you’re looking at relevant samples that are applicable to the subject you are studying you could have a great deal of inspiration from the work that you read.