5 Tricks That Can Help You Come Up With A Winning Dissertation Title
It can often be difficult to think of a good title for a dissertation. Essentially, the work that you will have to produce will be relatively in-depth and, therefore, there will be many different things that you might want to highlight as part of your title. However, you will obviously be restricted in terms of how long your title can be and, therefore, you need to carefully choose your words so as to ensure that the title is not too long, but still describes your work appropriately. The following describes five useful tricks that you can use to help come up with a good title.
- Looking over past papers for inspiration
- Spend 10 to 15 minutes writing down any ideas you can think of
- Working with a friend or group of friends
- Expanding on any ideas you may have - good or bad
- Using pros and cons to narrow down your list
It can be particularly useful to look over past papers that other people have written so as to give you inspiration when thinking of the title for your own work. Of course, you shouldn’t copy what other people have done; however, it is perfectly acceptable to use on the work as a source of inspiration.
If you are struggling to think of topics to write about, then it is often useful to simply spend 10 to 15 minutes writing down any ideas that come into your head, no matter how silly they may seem at the time. In fact, you can often work to expanding any ideas that you have, and with a few adjustments the silly ideas can often develop into really effective titles.
For extra inspiration, it can be a good idea to work with other people. Therefore, you might wish to consider working with a friend or group of friends when trying to come up with ideas.
As mentioned, sometimes the silly ideas can lead to really good ideas. Therefore, it can be a good idea to try and expand on any original thoughts that you have.
Finally, if you are struggling to narrow down a list of ideas, then it can be useful to go through each one making a list of pros and cons. This will help you to decide which ideas will be best for your paper.