Increased demands for shorter doctoral completion times, requirements to show greater accountability as governments and industry expect a return on investment by means of rapid and public dissemination of research results, and the delivery of employment-ready graduates all drive the push to publish.
Fourie-Malherbe, B. Publication can serve as a comparable standard of doctoral excellence across disciplines and national systems, which is important given the mobility of doctoral graduates.
You need to ensure that all the content you want to include has been allocated a place. This shows you are being critical and honest of your work and your capabilities, and able to reflect on research boundaries.
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Edited by C. Developing an argument An important aspect running through your dissertation will be your argument for: why this specific topic is worth researching; why this is a good way to research it; why this method of analysis is appropriate; and why your interpretations and conclusions are reasonable.
The introductory chapter beautifully called a kappe [cape] in Norway is a particularly important consideration as it could help to establish coherence, and make the contribution and originality of the work explicit see Frick, If you have a marking guide then apply it to your dissertation and see if there are aspects that you can improve.
The only way to achieve a consistent argument throughout a piece of writing is by creating some kind of plan or map of what you want to say.
If you began by making a long and unstructured list of content, you can now feed that into the developing structure by inserting it as bullet points under the relevant headings.