Are you preparing for your dissertation? Struggling with the presentation of your proposal? Read on to find out how to proceed fast and easy.
Effectively Present Your Dissertation Proposal with These Tips
For most students, the process of creating a dissertation proposal is a stressful undertaking, particularly given the significance of the project. The goal of your presentation ought to be to explain your area of interest to a wider audience, get valuable on how to proceed, as well as the suitability and feasibility of the project. However, what should be a straightforward project can quickly turn into one of the most problematic undertakings you have ever gone through. With this in mind, we have presented some useful tips to help with your dissertation proposal presentation. Read on.
Preparing and Presenting a Good Dissertation Proposal
As you sit to draft your proposal, remember that the goal is not to make your life difficult, but rather give you a chance to present your ideas and get feedback. The committee will expect to know what you propose to study, why you are interested in the subject, how you intend to complete the research, and the relevant timelines. The proposal is, therefore, a statement of intent.
Please note that, at this stage, you are not expected to present the results of your research. Once you have presented the proposal, the committee will ask some questions and recommend some changes before your topic can be approved for the other stages of research. The officials may also add some objectives if they feel that the proposal does not include sufficient original research. Likewise, the committee may also eliminate some proposed objectives. Once you have successfully defended your proposal, then you will have obtained approval to proceed with the research and drafting of the actual dissertation.
Clarity is critical when presenting your proposal. If your presentation is clear, then the committee expectations and your expectations will also be clear. The goal in your written proposal, as well as the defense of your proposal, is to convince your committee that you have the capability of completing all the required tasks, including the technical skills and the needed motivation.
Here are the properties of a good proposal:
- Focused objectives;
- Clearly defined research problem;
- A manageable research process, considering the time available.
Some Presentation Guidelines and Tips
Other than following the outline and formatting provided by your department for presenting the written dissertation, there are some considerations for the presentation process. Just using a standard PowerPoint presentation will not be enough. Keep your audience alert using visual aids such as videos and animations.
When presenting, introduce yourself and your proposal. Let the committee know why you have chosen the particular subject. Head into the presentation with the right information. Check and recheck your document to make sure that the facts are correct and that all sources consulted have been properly referenced. You will also need to balance the content and the flow.
The points outlined here are meant to help you with presenting your dissertation proposal. If you need more tips with drafting or presenting your work, don’t hesitate to contact us. We wish you all the best.