Thursday, 12 March 2015

How to be dissertation organised!

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In my last post i mentioned how much of a failure i had been in regards to my blog over recent weeks. If you haven't read it, then its mainly down to the simple fact, i am coming towards the end of my third and final year at University!

I have very recently began to organise my self, especially my dissertation and even though they may seem simple, i thought i would share them with you anyway.

So, lets try and be Dissertation and assignment organised in 10 easy steps..

    1. Produce a list (oh, i do love lists!) of all the things you need to do, the deadlines they need to be in by. Put them in date order, and you can then tick them off as you go along.

    2. Produce a separate list for your Dissertation. It is easy to think you have ages, but when you realise how much work you have to do, you will be stressing out! Break it up into sections. This is what mine looks like:
  • Chapter one 22nd Jan
  • Chapter two 20th Feb
  • Chapter three 13th March
  • Methodolgy 27th March
  • Introduction and Conclusion 10th April
My Dissertation however, is not due in to the 7th of May, but remember to leave time to get it bound up, and enough time to tweak anything thats not right!

    3. Write your reference list as you go along! This will save you so much time towards the end.

    4. Do your research before you start. I never do this with assignments, and it helped so much when              it came towards my dissertation. It didn't feel like i was writing so much and it didn't feel like it was taking so much time because i had already done the research and gathered my quotes.

   5. Do your Introduction last, this will then make sure it is specific to what you are taking about.

   6. Find the place, how long they will take and the price it will cost to bind up your Dissertation.

   7. Highlight anything that is important, so it is easy to find again if you need it.

   8. Find out what works for you. Everybody works differently and at differently paces.

   9. Dont stress out, for me, thats the worst thing i can do! As then i wont get any work done because i am so emotional and stressed out. If you have everything written done and set yourself little deadlines, you can keep on track and see how much time you've got to do things.

  10. PLAN AHEAD! I can not stress how much this will help!

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Monday, 9 March 2015

Failing as a blogger

I am hanging my head in shame. I have neglected my little blog over the past few weeks, and there has been tumble weed which represented my blog posts. Oh the shame. My blog is a place where i find comfort, and a secure base. Somewhere that i can write anything that is on my mind, and i wont feel judge or guilty for. It is sad to think i haven't had a space recently. I finished my degree at the very end of May, so you can imagine, things are heating up (and not in a good way!).

I am trying to keep on track of my Dissertation, as well as keeping up to date on assignments due in and then theres the dreaded exam thats lurking in the back of my mind. I would rather do an assignment any day, rather than an exam. I don't work well under pressure!

I have recently found a few things that have kept me organised, up to date and less stressed over my dissertation and i will be sharing them with you on my next blog post!

Apologises again for my lack of posts. I would love to say this wont happen again. But, lets be honest, it probably will. However, once June hits, my little blog will have my full dedication, once again!

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