Traditionally, degree courses culminates with a dissertation or extended essay or senior paper or independent learning project. These long assignments which require self study, analysis of facts and figures and summarization have special importance in the evaluation. They have been an integral part of the curriculum because of the following reasons:
Develop intellectual independence
Throughout the undergraduate degree course the professor gives essays and assignments to develop students as readers, critically thinkers and who have independent thinking. This forms the foundation for the dissertation. The student has to undertake a series of in-depth study of a subject, understand it and represent the argument. Thus, by accomplishing the dissertation, the student demonstrates intellectual independence.
Identify an interest area
The dissertation topic has to be chosen by the student with assistance with the professor. During this process, the student reads literature of different subjects and choose an area which interest the most. While doing the in-depth study and research, they further understand the area and develop their interest.
Undertake an in-depth study
The different sections of dissertation require the student to critically compare various theories and take up the relevant information for the project. In order to do so, they need to undertake in-depth study of the subject and develop their reasoning skills.
Improve the subject expertise
In the process of phd dissertation writing, students become expert on the topic. They develop the required skills to work independently and methodically which helps them further in the postgraduate level. They can build on their dissertation in the postgraduate research work and further take it ahead by doing a PhD.
Manage the project independently
The students independently make their own plans to complete the various stages of the project in the given time line. They get a chance to manage the project independently from beginning to end.