A Quick Fix To A Common Problem: I Find It Quite Difficult To Write My Dissertation On My Own


If you are finding it difficult to write your dissertation on your own, a quick fix to the common problem is to get help.

Now, in this case, “help” is defined in many ways.

  1. The first way you can get help is to take day off. Reconsider whether you really want to meet the goal of finishing the dissertation. Honestly, it is not for everyone and perhaps now if your chance to sit down and evaluate why you are working toward this goal and whether you are being pushed by outside forces toward something you do not want to complete.
  2. You can also use this time to brainstorm new ideas, or new topics. Maybe you really do want to complete this goal, but you just do not like your topic and are having difficulty getting the preliminary research done or even thinking of an outline.

  3. The second way you can get help is to share the burden of research. There are many professional organizations out there that you can pay to help you research. You can use a freelance website to find a professional research assistant who will be given your dissertation topic and be charged with finding the sources you want to use. You can pay them to evaluate the sources out there and provide you with an annotated bibliography so that you can see what sources relate to your topic and what sources should be tossed out. Having an assistant to help with the research is reasonable in price and yet it can save you hours of work and a lot of hassle and stress that might make the writing process easier.
  4. Another way you can get help with your dissertation is to get some form of writing assistance. This does not necessarily mean hiring a writer to complete sections of your paper, though it can. It can extend so far as to include taking writing seminars one weekend before you write, or attending some dissertation writing lectures, or even reviewing tips and tricks online. You can hire a writer to help you with the bulk of your background material or literature review as well. This will help alleviate some of your writing burden but still give you the chance to write the core of your paper.