I am doing my first coursework for my masters and my teacher said that my coursework had all the knowledge. However, I have taken a textbook approach to the structure. I admit I have but that is the only way I could answer it as that was the way I interpreted the question. The question was in relevance to municipal law and international law and the issues that have been arisen in theory and practice. I structured it like this; introduction, theories, issues, in practice, conclusion.
I can see it is very textbook approach. However, I do not know how to approach it in another way.
I really need help with my structure. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 30-12-2012 18:39
- 31-12-2012 09:57
The problem with taking a heavily structured approach is that it can be slightly artificial and you run the risk of spending a lot of time talking about stuff that isn't really relevant. Your job isn't to simply summarise what the various theories are, you have to apply these to the question and whilst you have done this it is perhaps not the most efficient way.
Your approach basically works but it is more an undergraduate/beginner approach, at Masters level I think you have to write a bit more like academics do. The best way to learn to write is to read, have a read of a few academic journals and see how the authors have structured their articles.