10 Useful Hints For Creating A History Dissertation

History is quite an expansive field of study, the hardest part of conducting a dissertation in this field may be deciding upon a topic of study. There are many volumes of information available on history, with many more yet to be filled. There is no end to discoveries for historians and many have spent there entire lives trying to decipher a historical puzzle with no success.

When writing a paper on history, there are several important factors to consider, many of which may seem simple but often prove vital to any good researcher. In ten short points, I will outline several helpful tips to help you create an excellent History dissertation:

  1. Sit back and consider your options and personal experience
  2. Do not be afraid to seriously consider any passing question you may have had about any particular piece of historical information.

  3. Identify your fields of interests
  4. Doing research on a topic that interests you is usually a good way to to proceed. Consider topics of interest to you first, when selecting your topic of study.

  5. Brainstorm ideas and take note of them
  6. Many great people have had brilliant ideas that they discarded as ridiculous or stupid. Brainstorming is a good way to let one’s mind run wild, possibly creating some impressive ideas.

  7. Compare your selected topic options to the availability of information
  8. One cannot write a paper without any information, consider the quality of your information source before you decide on a topic.

  9. Investigate public opinion about your topic and determine its accuracy
  10. There are many misconceptions prevalent in popular public opinion, do some back ground checks on these and try to determine their origin.

  11. Select a topic that seems most interesting to you and the public
  12. When a topic is of interest to the public you are more likely to receive funding and encouragement in your endeavor.

  13. Develop a strong hypothesis
  14. This statement will help you to set a framework for your research, allowing you to deal with the project in a more calculated manner.

  15. Gather information from all available sources
  16. Make use of all approved informational sources, sometimes a simple comparison can shed light on a problem.

  17. Use one of many available paper format styles
  18. There are many styles available for use and they can make constructing the paper quite easy. These can be found via an online search.

  19. Structure your paper in a story telling format
  20. This is history, do not make your presentation a fact listing exercise.