social and human sciences review مجلة العلوم الاجتماعية والانسانية
Volume 20, Numéro 2, Pages 527-544

Challenges In Writing Master Dissertations

Authors : Ghaouar Nesrine .

Abstract

Writing master dissertation is one of the prerequisite of the second year master in the Algerian university. It is a form of academic writing which is very structured and needs certain skills to manage the whole process of writing. Supervising and evaluating the final master dissertation recurrently reveal learners’ struggle to accomplish this last. The question to be investigated is” what are the difficulties that master students face in order to write their final dissertations?” A questionnaire was used as a research tool with second year master at Badji Mokhtar University- Annaba. The results revealed that students face problems in writing the research proposal, designing the research, collecting data, using and analyzing certain research tools, and problems even in the writing process itself. In order to consider these challenges there is a call for collaboration between the teachers of written expression and research methodology for a better written master dissertation.

Keywords

dissertation ; academic writing ; writing difficulties ; supervision