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Up To Date Dissertation Topics On Water Selection Tips

You have been given a list of dissertation topics on water and you need to make a choice! These tips will help you to select the best topic to suit you.

Points to remember:

  • Whichever topic you choose you will be working on and living that project for some time so you need to really like the topic.
  • If you do not like the topic that you have chosen then you will find it very hard to get enthusiastic about researching the background.
  • When you think that you have made your choice, you will need to stay within the boundaries that you have set in your hypothesis.
  • At all times – keep it simple. This does not just skimming the surface of the topic it means picking out one aspect and dealing with it in depth.

The selection process:

  • With the list of topics in front of you, start eliminating the topics or topic areas that you really do not want to study in depth or research.
  • If you have a list of 20 topics then eliminate at least half of them at this point. Now take your attention to the rest of the list.
  • Now comes the next big elimination. You need to get the list down 10 topics. Consider each topic in turn. Spend 2 minutes on each one and consider how you would manage the project and if you would actually enjoy the process of writing a dissertation on it.
  • Once you have given each topic this consideration you will be ready to whittle the list down to 4 or 5 possibles.
  • This next step takes a little longer but is well worth the time, especially in the long run as hopefully you will select the topic you will enjoy.
  • Allow 10 minutes per topic. Brainstorm each topic, under the headings of what you already know, what you need to find out and how you could develop your findings.
  • You do not have to do all 4 or 5 brainstorms one after the other, ideally give yourself a bit of thinking time in between each one.
  • At the same time you need to consider your hypothesis. Even if it is a broad area at this point, it will help you to get both focus and perspective.
  • By the time you have completed your brainstorms, you will have a good idea that there are 2 or three topics that you really do not want to pursue any further. Discard them.
  • If you have one topic left and feel comfortable with the topic and the ideas that you have about the work then that is the one for you.
  • If you have two topics left and really cannot decide then it is a good idea to have a chat with your professor who may be able to give you some additional help in deciding.