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Guidelines to writing a geography dissertation


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Guidelines to writing a geography dissertation

  1. 1. Guidelines to Writing a Geography Dissertation Presented by
  2. 2. Guidelines to Writing a Geography DissertationWhen asked to write geography dissertation,you should be ready to demonstrate that youhave understood and conceptualized all theinformation you have learnt about geographymatters.
  3. 3. Dissertation writing is a long process that requires alot of commitment and effort. For those facing adissertation for the first or second time, thispresentation attempts to provide the rightguidelines to writing geography dissertation.
  4. 4. Geography dissertation can help you: Comprehend weather patterns Understand maps Understand economic developments geographically Interpret international reports
  5. 5. Geography dissertation is a large project andrequires massive knowledge, a lot of work andeffort. Use the following guidelines to help youprepare super quality dissertation
  6. 6. Step 1Pick a suitable topic. Pay more attention to thisstep because it determines the outcome of yourdissertation. Getting a suitable topic requiresthat you read widely, analyze previous topicsand questions.
  7. 7. Step 2Collecting information. There are a number ofplaces to collect research material when askedto write geography dissertation. These includelibraries, publications such as magazines,journals, forums, questionnaires, interviews,personal experience etc.
  8. 8. Step 3Analyze and interpret information. Once youhave enough data, take time to analyze theinformation. Organize the information in asystematic research, ensuring that informationappears exactly where it should.
  9. 9. Structure your dissertation accordingly andensure all instructions are followed to theletter. Once you have gathered information andpresented results, the next step would be todiscuss the findings.Formulate an argument in support of yourdissertation topic. Explain the strong and weakpoints without taking sides.
  10. 10. Step 4Conclude your dissertation. This sectionprovides a summary of the main question andkey points highlighted in the dissertation.
  11. 11. Step 5Editing and proofreading. Go throughgeography dissertation again and check forgrammatical errors, spelling mistakes andpunctuation mistakes.Check to ensure your manuscript does notcontain plagiarized information and that ideasflow logically and coherently.
  12. 12. Step 7Now the process of dissertation writing isalmost over. The last step remaining is todefend it before a panel of dissertationcommittee from your department.If you understand what your dissertation is allabout, you should not have a problemdefending it.
  13. 13. For more information, help in writing, dissertation samples etc, Visit