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A Few Tips for Writing a Strong and Persuasive Dissertation


A strong and persuasive dissertation must take an assertive point of view  on an issue and back it up with evidence and citations. It should urge the reader to take a defined course of action and gain his acceptance and support for the argument. The writer must demonstrate a strong level of commitment, which impresses the reader and gains his support. The paper must gain acceptance by the reader through the writer making their argument seem correct and, at the same time, also making the opposing point seem incorrect. Writing a strong and persuasive dissertation requires a great deal of research and a mastery of the subject. Here are some instructions on writing a strong and persuasive dissertation and what the writer needs to present the opposing viewpoints and show why they are wrong.

  • Before putting pen to paper consider all aspects of the topic.
  • Pick your arguments for the proposition.
  • Decide your angle of attack.
  • Complete your research.

Then follow the normal format for writing a dissertation.

  • Write the introduction.
  • Start with an eye-catching assertion or quotation.
  • State your thesis in a single sentence.
  • Outline the direction of your argument and identify the most convincing line of attack.

The first paragraph must present the main supporting point of the argument with a citation, name of the author, page number, and date of publication. There must be a link word into the second paragraph, which presets the second line of argument. Each paragraph must cover one point with details to support it.

  • Don’t assume the audience knows all the details and make sure all arguments are supported with evidence.
  • Consider the opposing viewpoints carefully and then refute them convincingly.
  • Do the same for the third and fourth paragraphs with each point flowing logically from the other.
  • Use different ways to support the argument such as an analogy or a comparison.

The conclusion must deliver a summary of the collected evidence and the reasons to support the thesis. There must be a dramatic losing call to action to support the dissertation and recommendations to be followed. Make sure you revise your dissertation for style, punctuation, and grammar. Avoid repetition and read the dissertation aloud. Also, ask your friends to read it aloud so that you get a feel for how it sounds and whether the writing style is right and presents the case logically as well as forcefully.