• 1
  • 2
  • 3
Creating the dissertation can be tough, but it is do able and with the right guidance there is no doubt that you can achieve a lot of success. We hope that we will give you a clearer view of how to write a great paper.

Dissertation writing lessons: creating a body part

Dissertation writing differs slightly compared to the other types of essay writing that you may have done during the course of your time at university. It involves various sections within the body of the text that you do not usually have to put in for your essays. The main difference is that there are different subheadings that you need to implement into your paper, which is not required for an essay. This article will guide you through each section and what is needed be put in it.


The introduction is extremely important as it sets up your audience for the rest of your work. You need to explain what you will be talking about, however this part does not need to be in depth; you are just setting the stage for what is to come. Many PhD students complete this section last as after they have written the rest of their paper, they know what they will be talking about, so it makes writing an introduction easier with that in mind.

Literature Review

This section comes after the introduction and is very important in giving background information to your readers. The literature review assess the current landscape of the topic you will be talking about, as well as a brief history of the major pieces of research. You should make sure to research thoroughly before you begin dissertation writing. You need to analyze current research, and talk about the possible consequences as a result of the research.

Another thing you need to talk about is the how this research applies to your topic, and how you will be using it as help through your own work. Make sure to link to any research that you talk about in your bibliography.


This is an extremely pivotal part of your dissertation. Here you will need to talk about the methods you employed to attain your research results. So you will need to explain, in detail, what you did to achieve your results. You need to describe things such as whether you surveyed people and your sample size.

You also need to analyze your methods. This section includes answering questions such as:

  • How you could improve upon your research methods
  • What were the drawbacks of your method
  • Why are you confident that it was the best available means for your research?


Following on from your methodology section, you will need to describe the results of your research. This is one of the most important parts of your work and so you need to go into detail when explaining your results. You need to analyze them by answering questions such as:

  • What do the results show?
  • What are the consequences of these results?
  • What is your interpretation of your research?
  • What other opinions could be derived due to your research? Why do you not agree with them?

Analyzing your results properly makes up for a huge chunk of your success in your work.


This is a brief summary of everything you have talked about in your paper. It needs to reiterate your main findings and you have to make a closing point as to why it is important and the consequences of it. Since this is the last thing your audience will read you need to make a strong statement and case for your research.