Before we get into the nitty-gritty of things it is best to remind you of how you should be structuring your dissertation. Your writing should have the following structure:
Writing a thesis is perhaps the most stressful time of many students’ lives. The pressure and the amount of dedication required to make a successful dissertation is absolutely immense. Take it from someone who had to do a mathematics thesis that I fully empathize with your situation. Sometimes after being swamped with so much information without any guidance can make a person feel jaded, especially when there is constant pressure from your supervisors to meet certain deadlines. Due to this sometimes it is best to have a fresh perspective, and to use a different approach to further motivate you. A change in approach could rejuvenate your mind after constant pressure to conform to a certain way of doing your dissertation.
Now that you know clearly how to structure your writing, it is time to discuss the part of a dissertation most students have a tough time dealing with. This is the topic of their dissertation. One of the most daunting aspects of writing a dissertation and gaining a PhD is the fact that all research has to be something original. Students mistakenly take this for having to find something revolutionary in their field of study, something that changes the landscape of the subject due to their research.
However this is the wrong approach to take. Many thousands of PhDs are submitted every year and very few actually end up revolutionizing their field of academia. The aim of a PhD should be to build upon the existing knowledge. All knowledge that has advanced any field of study has been due to using the existing knowledge to push the field as a whole towards something more advanced. So keep this in mind when choosing the subject of your research.
We hope that revisiting how to write a thesis, and to choose a subject, has given you a fresh perspective on your own writing, and you can use this to rejuvenate your own work.