Your dissertation is likely to be the biggest project you do at University. It can consist of anything between 8000 to 15000 words and involves research, time, efficiency and dedication. A dissertation is not the light option just because you don't have a timetabled time to do it, you must organise your own time effectively in order to make it a success. Here we have given a few thinking points and a bit of advice on planning, researching and writing your dissertation.
On the right-hand side you can quickly navigate to the relevant piece or follow the dissertation story from beginning to end, starting with the question: Should I do one?
Taken from David Sternberg's book 'How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation'.
Although many people perceive Economics as a purely technical subject with lots of equations and diagrams, you do have to write essays and dissertations from time to time. This could come as a shock if you did not expect to write one and have forgotten all your essay writing skills from A-Levels (or even worse GCSEs). The following summary to Professor Deirdre McCloskey book called Economical Writing by Stephen Kinsella should help you write elegant but highly analytical essays, for which a high mark is guaranteed.