MiriCumberbatch6
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Hi guys, I need some help.
I was wondering would it be a good idea to start off a dissertation chapter with a quote from someone? Is it 'academic' enough or too casual? Gives me GCSE or A-level vibes so was wondering if it's good enough for a dissertation.
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I probably wouldn't, I'm doing my diss at masters level and our supervisors pretty much said straight away to not do that as it's a bit corny and just fills up valuable space. Especially if it's a quote you feel as though you'll need to explain as that will come off as quite clumsy.
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(Original post by QuickDave1)
I probably wouldn't, I'm doing my diss at masters level and our supervisors pretty much said straight away to not do that as it's a bit corny and just fills up valuable space. Especially if it's a quote you feel as though you'll need to explain as that will come off as quite clumsy.
That's exactly what I thought, it would sound too corny so didn't want to risk it. Thanks for reaffirming though!
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nah

it's fine when you're writing a book but pointless for a diss
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nah

it's fine when you're writing a book but pointless for a diss
Finding it difficult to think of an attention-grabbing sentence so thought maybe it had potential. But nah. Thanks though!
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No, just start normally like you would do in a classic essay.
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No, just start normally like you would do in a classic essay
Will do, just finding it hard lol
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