- A dissertation should present a clear and cogently expressed argument.
- Transitional paragraphs and sentences
do more than assist smooth prose: they sharpen and clarify the argument.
- Citing the argument of an eminent scholar is not evidence—you
should explain why you believe one scholar's analysis is better than
- Treat materials
(examples, quotations, illustrations, etc) as evidence, explaining their significance.
- Argue from your material rather than use it to illustrate a point or argument.
- A conclusion is essential to a good piece of writing. It should summarise the argument and, possibly, make suggestions for further research.
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