Planning your Dissertation

Planning your dissertation can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to figure out exactly where to begin. It is essential to have a strong and realistic foundation in the early stages, which ultimately can make the beginning of your dissertation the hardest and most important part.

But once you have a solid plan and guidelines in place, this can make the process of writing that much easier. This session will run through the process of writing your dissertation and aims to equip you with some practical tips to effectively plan, research and write your final project.

Is this session not on the skills sessions timetable? Would you or a group be interested in attending this session, but the Skills Centre is currently not offering it? Let us know! We would be happy to know what session students look forward to the most, so the Skills Centre can cater to all of your academic needs, simply email us skillscentre@ucc.ie about the sessions you or a group would like to attend.

Check out our downloadable handouts on planning your dissertation!

These downloadable handouts cover important guidelines for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These resources are based on common questions about academic writing, general skills and research, exam preparation and specific assignments within your course. When availing of these resources, they will help you unlock YOUR Potential!

Check out the full suite of resources here.

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