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Engaging the services of an academic dissertation editing services

All students have, at some point in their academic career, looked down at what they have written and felt a deep sense of exasperation. The standard of English required to write a dissertation is remarkably high, and requires careful consideration of a multitude of factors, making it difficult enough for native speakers, but many universities around the world require English as a Second Language (ESL) students to submit their work, often in challengingly technical subjects, in English. Getting your work double checked by a professional academic dissertation editing service is generally a positive step, particularly if a project either nears completion or begins to stall, as such companies can allow fastidious students to continue working on adding new content by relieving them of the burden of redrafting, can help reduce flabby rhetoric from a meandering project by carefully excising all bloviating, thus allowing the student to make significant progress towards a meaningful conclusion, or can help give a project that final sheen prior to submission, to ensure that the research performed by the student can be presented in the best possible light.

Academic dissertation editing services can also help students by spotting and either excising or correcting common dissertation mistakes. Generalisations such as “all academics in the field agree that…” or “Everyone knows that…” are a common problem, and not just because it is almost impossible to get every academic in any given field that contains at least two specialists to agree on any given aspect of their field, but because such assertions must be justified in serious academic work, which would mean referencing a study of every single person in that field (or the world). The latter assertion in anathema and should be entirely rephrased, and for the former, your evidence will have a much more solid foundation if you find one, two or three reputable sources and change it to (for example) “Stevenson (2014), Engels et al. (2003) and Cooper (1997) concur that…” Sometimes spotting such flaws requires consulting an external party. A severe problem that is most important for higher level dissertations is their lack of specifying their original contribution to science. Attaining a Ph.D. requires that candidates make a distinct, original contribution to the sum of human knowledge, yet some students fail to realise the importance of this any bury the novel aspect of their work in their text. An important part of the process of redrafting a dissertation in ensuring such areas are brought to the forefront and emphasized repeatedly.

Another common problem occurs when students see deadlines looming and try to rush their conclusion or introduction just to have something written for when the time comes to submit. The introduction should not only clearly explicate the research question you hope to resolve, but also why you have chosen to take on such research, justifying your contribution. Writing a short introduction can leave reviewers with the impression that the student is unfamiliar with their area of research. Students write short conclusions when they become fatigued with their work, which is a tragedy, because a strong, well-supported conclusion is a vital aspect of a well-written dissertation. The conclusion should reemphasize the student’s novel contribution, highlighting the significance of their work, and present reasonable suggestions for areas of further research that their results and discussion sections suggest might be profitable. Engaging the services of an academic dissertation editing service to help provide clarity in a students’ work will help them wrap up sections of their paper more quickly, leaving more time for them to add substance to these sections, and reduce students’ fatigue by helping them focus on the worth of their work, rather than linger on the technical corrections required before they can submit it.