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See EXACTLY What Your Marker Wants…

If you’re working on your dissertation or thesis, this checklist is the single most important tool you’ll have at your disposal. Simply put, this checklist shows you exactly what markers will look for when assessing your document.

Based on years of experience working with students and supervisors, this checklist gives you the insider’s perspective to help you develop the best dissertation or thesis possible. Tick the boxes as you go and submit your project with confidence.

The dissertation writing checklist covers the following core sections:

  1. The title page/cover page
  2. Abstract (sometimes also called the executive summary)
  3. Section 1: Introduction 
  4. Section 2: Literature review 
  5. Section 3: Methodology
  6. Section 4: Findings/results
  7. Section 5: Discussion
  8. Section 6: Conclusion
  9. Reference list
  10. Appendices

Each section includes a list of essential to-do items, along with links to additional free resources to help you fast-track your project. In a nutshell, it’s the one document you’ll keep coming back to throughout your writing journey. 

The cleanly formatted Google Doc can be downloaded as a fully editable MS Word Document (DOCX format), so you can use it as-is or edit it to suit your university’s specific requirements.

PS – You can also download our free dissertation template below 🙂