Problems faced during editing Science Dissertations

While the actual execution of a research study can be highly exciting and satisfying, summarizing the same in the form of a dissertation is easier said than done. This is especially true in case of various streams of science.

Proper organization and editing of the collected data is the key to a scholarly dissertation. The two commonly faced problems in editing science dissertations include:

  • Using highly technical language: Using jargons known only to a few related to the field of science will narrow the audience and reduce the potential outreach of your work. At the same time, over simplifying the language will dilute the essence of the work conducted and at times even reduce the credibility of your subject knowledge. The key is to find the right balance between technical jargon and common English.
  • Use of complex grammatical sentences: Several young scholars feel using long complex sentences with pre-positional phrases and passive voice is a norm when writing certain sections of the dissertation, especially the methodology. However, such sentences make the write-up dull and tedious to read. It is best to use small simple sentences in active voice.

Editing any work is difficult if one doesn’t have a clear idea about what to expect in the final draft. Hence, always take a few moments to visualize what you want to convey in through the dissertation before editing.