Does your diss supervisor mark your dissertation?

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I read somewhere they get double marked. But by whom? The topic I’m doing- only one lecturer at uni specialises in it so I’m not sure how the other lecturers would mark it?
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Yes, your dissertation is marked by two people, you supervisor and one other. Your university/ your supervisor will have considered this, even if the 2nd marker doesn't specialise in the specific area of your dissertation they will be able to mark it.
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I read somewhere they get double marked. But by whom? The topic I’m doing- only one lecturer at uni specialises in it so I’m not sure how the other lecturers would mark it?
Depends on your local rule set, but almost without exception a big piece of work like this which contributes lots of marks to the degree has to be double marked. In some cases, the supervisor identifies a suitable person. In my course we have a panel of markers who each look at 20 or so to get a lot of cross-benchmarking as well as an "expert assessor". There is usually an "extra review" requirement if 2 markers disagree by too big a margin.

All this means that you DO have to make sure you write for an audience who are professionals in your subject, but are not necessarily experts in the specific area your dissertation is on, so give a decent amount of context, explain technical points and acronyms etc on 1st use.
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