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360dissertations understands how tough Masters level projects can be. The standard of a post graduate course is higher than a bachelor’s degree.

One question that irks most PhD scholars is the time their PhD would take to complete and it is the question that at the same time remains as the most unavoidable question because a PhD programme never comes with a time tag attached to it, unlike various other courses that we do prior to it. The moment you have been in the programme for few semesters, the question starts hovering above your head. How much time would it take? When would you finish? And these never ending questions come from sources that are never ending. Starting from your family to your colleagues, people in the university, bank, gym and everywhere want the answer to this particular question and ironically you would not have the answer to this question, most of the times.

Planning a research trip is a common component of the doctoral journey. Amongst all PhD, there is only a small proportion that can be written sitting at one place only on the basis of the material that is found online. Travel is important in research for reasons that can be many. It could be to consult archives, do fieldwork or do some collaboration or consultation with colleagues at other locations. You may have to travel more than one time, over the period of the tenure of your PhD or even take up an extended research trip that could last six months or even longer at time, if your PhD so demands.

We spend years researching and reading on a topic and consequently we become a store house of information. When we sit to pen down those ideas on a piece of paper, it can be very challenging to shrink down that entire information into a stipulated word count that has been given to you. Struggling with accommodating relevant information in a limited word count is a challenge for the writers, particularly at the doctoral level where every research paper, assignment or even the thesis has a certain designated word count. Here are the ways to do it:

No supervisor would every say that you can do without editing your work. Editing is an essential part of thesis writing and surely as important and difficult as writing it is. How much ever perfect you think your writing skills are, you would always find scope to remove errors upon editing and proofreading. Researchers have their own set of choice between self-editing and hiring a professional editor for doing the work. Both options have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are few to share:

It’s one of the most common habits , to delay work or to leave it to later but this habit can actually put you into a lot of trouble. More so, if you are in the field of academics. Being in the habit of delaying academic writing can actually put you in a situation where by your paper or thesis would never get written or some other researcher takes the first mover advantage from you.