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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Planning your dissertation

Organising your notes

A good way to start planning is to organize your notes under headings and sub-headings. This will help you to gauge how much material you have in different areas, and what points your textual evidence might lead you towards. This is only the first step in planning, however: it doesn’t ensure that you actually have an argument, so don’t stop here…



Constructing an argument

Producing original work

Structuring your ideas