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But remember that reading about writing a dissertation isn’t the same as actually writing it. It’s easy to feel like you’re doing work when you read a book about dissertation writing, but reading GradHacker won’t code your data, compile your sources, or write your literature review.

A well written dissertation generally comprises of the following elements and stages:

The most important writing task that must be done before anything else is to select a good topic. Do not forget that you will be investing a significant amount of time and effort into writing a dissertation. The topic of your dissertation will be with you the rest of your life, and will be used by others to measure your expertise in many ways. This will affect the way others regard your knowledge base, impacting your earnings capability, career options, and many other things over your entire career. It would be wise to select a dissertation topic that can help you in as many ways as possible. Once a topic is selected the tasks listed below will make things fall into place.

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You cannot write a dissertation proposal "off the top of your head", and if you try, you will fail.

: In this essay I explore, reflect upon and theorize my experiences as a doctoral student writing a dissertation in the field of narrative studies. The inquiry concentrates on the problematic tensions that are unique to academic writing in qualitative disciplines, tensions with which I dealt and grappled extensively during my work. I wish to reflect, through the writing of a theoretically informed autoethnography, on the space inscribed between the proposal and the dissertation, and thus on the young scholar's initiation journey through a constructed, narrative-in-becoming space, and on the relationship between the backpackers' narratives of identity and change, which I researched, and my own. In doing so I will evocatively problematize the epitome of the academic rite-of-passage, i.e. the writing of a modern dissertation, in times of post-modern inquiry and writing.