Design Presentation & Reporting

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Structuring Your Dissertation

After submitting our dissertation reports our next class we had was based on how to structure our dissertation. The class covered the following stages that make up a dissertation.


  • Informing the audience what your topic is
  • Why is is important
  • How you plan to proceed
  • Main argument
  • Open with an engaging question/quotation/example.
  • First sentence must be important

Main Body:

  • Each section only covers one topic make use of paragraphs
  • Topic sentence – Informs reader of the subject of that particular paragraph
  • Paragraph must have purpose
  • Appropriate sizing of paragraphs


  • What your views are
  • Don’t mention anything new that hasn’t been mentioned in main body
  • Summarise your thoughts
  • Demonstrate importance of ideas
  • Link last sentence to the title
  • Discuss what you have failed to
  • State your general conclusions
  • Suggest further questions of your own

Editing & Proofreading:

  • Leave time to check the dissertation
  • Allow others to proofread
  • Read out loud

The assessment criteria is broke down into the following categories –

  • Abstract (5%)
  • Introduction (5%)
  • Literature Review (20%)
  • Methodology (10%)
  • Results & Analysis (30%)
  • Conclusion (5%)
  • Overall Content (20%)
  • General Presentation (5%)

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This entry was posted on October 29, 2015 by in Design Discourse Three, Research.
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