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Differences between essay and dissertation - martinluth123 - 04-13-2017

There are some obvious differences: an essay is relatively short – usually 1500 to 2500 words – and you are told clearly what to do by someone else. For example: Describe and evaluate major theories of globalisation. A dissertation is a subject you chose for yourself. The first usage of the word in the English language in 1651 also gives a useful starting definition: “an extended written treatment of a subject”. Another useful clue is found in the Latin origin of the word – dissertation comes from a Latin word ‘dissertare’ = ‘to debate’. What does the word ‘debate’ imply? A discussion involving different points of view or sets of ideas. A dissertation will therefore not only examine a subject but will review different points of view about that subject. Here’s another definition that underlines some more important characteristics of a dissertation: “a substantial paper that is typically based on original research and that gives evidence of the candidate’s mastery both of her own subject and of scholarly method.”


RE: Differences between essay and dissertation - Joeisley - 02-09-2018

An essay can be defined as short literary composition on a literary subject and usually presents the personal view of the writer. A dissertation is a type of academic paper that look for a writer to come up with new evidence to draw a conclusion about a particular subject matter, as its definition states to advance a fresh point of view. Three assignments is that dissertation and thesis are longer than an essay. An essay is an academic paper that usually gets used to explore an argument or to give more information about a specific subject