8 Steps To Creating A Strong Undergraduate Dissertation In Philosophy


You’re committed to your education. You are completing all the requirements. There is one more step needed, your dissertation. Completing your dissertation is no easy task. Your dissertation is your masterpiece, and it’s time for you to write your masterpiece. You must be asking yourself, can I do it? Will I be able to finish? And the answer to those questions is yes you can. Don’t panic, take a deep breath, writing a dissertation is a long process. If you take the right steps, you can make a good essay.

  1. Choose the right topic
  2. This is hard for an undergraduate. You may be assigned a topic, or you might have to choose a topic from a list. Choosing the right topic is important. See if it grabs your attention? Does it speak to you? Does it make you a question? These are things to think about when choosing your topic.

  3. The question you want to answer
  4. Think about the question you want to answer and is the answer relevant. The question is supposed to make you think a certain way. And your answer has to answer the question.

  5. Rewrite your thesis statement
  6. Once you have your thesis statement, look it over. Once you looked it over, look it again. Rewriting and revising your thesis is ok.

  7. Dissertation the story of arguments
  8. This is the most important part. You must present an argument with your thesis. Give yourself enough time to think about it. If you can’t give an argument, look at your thesis and revise it until you have one.

  9. Make an outline
  10. Your outline should have an introduction, the body, and the conclusion. Describe your introduction. Write down the issues and problems. Your questions and your thesis. Your body, write down relevant information and your arguments for your thesis. The conclusion should restate what you said in your introduction.

  11. Write the body first
  12. You can write your introduction in a day or two. Same can be said about your conclusion, but the body will take you longer to write. After you write your body, writing your introduction and the conclusion will be easier and will help you revise them if needed.

  13. Look it over once finished
  14. After you finished writing, give yourself time to look it over and see if there areas where you can improve. Giving it to a friend or family member is a good way to get feedback and see if everything is addressed.

  15. Cite your sources
  16. Don’t forget to cite your sources.