Getting a PhD degree: if you’re ready to do all but writing a dissertation:

All about the dissertation and why:

A PhD is a doctorate degree and it is specially labeled as a “doctor of philosophy”. The name of this can be misleading to everyone because you do not have to be a philosopher just because you have a PhD. As a PhD holder you are supposed to be able to be reason out problems, engage in experiments that are filled with thoughts, and solve problems in all kinds of different manners. A doctorate is like a master’s degree in the manor of having coursework, but the doctorate also has a bunch of exams and a huge project that is called a dissertation. To be able to complete a dissertation is to be able to contribute independently to the field.

A dissertation is a really huge and long paper that has to be written at the end of a student getting their doctorate. It is on a particular subject and is submitted alongside of themselves for an academic degree and more. There is a lot that goes into the process of writing a dissertation and it is a very difficult process to go through that can be very stressful. There are two ways you can go through this process, you can either plan ahead or persevere through it all the way.

To plan ahead:

  • Not many do this
  • Is highly suggested to do

To persevere:

  • Outlast others in your profession
  • Continue to work towards your topic and add work to your profession

The general idea of a dissertation is to be a long and formal document in which has a strong voice on the side of defense for a particular thesis. It is meant to be about principles and have critical thinking. Everything mentioned in a dissertation must be true.

Things that should be included:

  • Upscale grammar
  • Logic
  • Concepts
  • Abstractions
  • Knowledge
  • Data
  • Cause and effect
  • Science and commerce
  • Science and politics
  • Organization

Example outline:

Section 1: introduction to the dissertation

Section 2: list definitions to huge words

Section 3: describe what is driving you to do your work

Section 4: mention results from other experiments that were done that are in favor of your thesis

Section 5: describe any and all other variations, applications, and or extensions that are or can be applied to your thesis

Section 6: conclude your dissertation, summarize what was learned and how you can or will use it

Section 7: this is your abstract, summarize the entire paper