100 Days To The Deadline: How to Submit Your Dissertation On Time

It’s easy to put off your assignment writing till 3 months before it is due. If that’s the case for you at the moment, you will need to follow a set of rules on how to write quickly without compromising on the standard of the paper. Every aspect of your dissertation should be done in a way that generates meaningful content that’s easy to write and eventually read. The following five steps will show you how to get the thought process moving without having to strain your mind while thinking up content.

Subheadings are your friends

A great way to generate content that sticks to a particular thought is by breaking up your paper into short sections. You can label each section with a subheading and even break down your subheadings into smaller sections. The more subheadings you have, the more thoughts you will convey—as long as you make sure each subheading is conveying something relevant to your dissertation. When you have lots of thoughts on a page, elaborating on those individual thoughts no longer seems like such a huge task.

One sentence to get the ball rolling

It's a good idea to write one sentence under each subheading. Do this only once all your subheadings and their divisions are on paper. Go through each one and write the introductory statement to each paragraph. When you start writing later on, the introductory sentences will help you to stay on track with the same frame of thought you had when you were outlining your paper. This will almost double the speed at which you are able to work later on.

Surround supporting elements with content

Your paper will contain lots of graphs, images, and statistics. A good way to fill up your dissertation is to create a fair amount of content around these elements. Elaborate on them, tell the reader where and how you obtained them, and explain why they are pertinent to your paper. This is quick writing and shouldn’t take much research—since it’s already been done. All you need to do is elaborate and explain everything; whether it’s obvious or not.

Be down to earth yet professional

The best way to ensure your writing goes quickly is to not try and be too pretentious in your writing. Attempting a dissertation that is high English will take too much time and dissertations like that are never fun to read anyway. Write as if you were speaking to someone. That doesn’t mean you should sacrifice proper language, grammar and spelling; but you certainly don’t have to speak on a higher level than what you are comfortable with. Don’t over-think your dissertation—just write it. Corrections can be made when you’re done.

When in doubt about what to write

There are a number of strategies you can use when you find yourself unable to squeeze content out of your head and onto the page. This can happen when you are cramming lots of writing into one short space of time, so try the following:

  • Explain your process in action. Give your reader a step by step description of how something works.
  • Create a list. Use bullet points to convey the variable within a concept.
  • Instead of making simple descriptions, explain how those descriptions support your argument.
  • Make an analogy. Use something else to explain your concept more clearly.
  • Give an example. If something seems vague, simply state an example so that the concept is represented better.

If your dissertation is due in the next 100 days, you’d better get started right away. Hopefully, these points will help you get through the process a lot quicker. Good luck.