Sticky markers and notes post-dissertation.
It’s official: I am now finished with my dissertation, and more importantly, my master’s course! I won’t get my marks until next month and graduation isn’t until December, but I am now free from papers and assignments (at least for the time being). Overall, I am happy with the way the dissertation and course went. There are of course things I wish I could have changed about my paper, but that’s always the case.
Here’s a bit of dissertation advice for future MA and MSc students:
- Collect a number of take-out menus, you may be too busy to cook.
- Create PDFs of your documents, so that your formatting remains consistent. If you’re working with multiple documents, you may combine them using a PDF maker.
- To avoid the crowds, get to the print shop early. I visited the print shop in David Hume Tower a week before the dissertation was due to get price quotes and binding/printing options.
- Make sure you have enough time to proofread. Big thanks to Naomi Salinas and Thomas Hancock for editing my work.
Good luck and happy mastering! It’s going to be a great next school year.