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importance of good dissertation supervisor - - 05-12-2017

If your dissertation supervisor isn't right, change. Mine was brilliant. If you don't feel like they're giving you the right advice, request to swap to someone else – providing it's early on and your reason is valid, your department shouldn't have a problem with it. In my experience, it doesn't matter too much whether they're an expert on your topic. What counts is whether they're approachable, reliable, reassuring, give detailed feedback and don't mind the odd panicked email. They are your lifeline and your best chance of success.
If you mention working on your dissertation to family, friends or near-strangers, they will ask you what it's about, and they will be expecting a more impressive answer than you can give. So prepare for looks of confusion and disappointment. People anticipate grandeur in history dissertation topics – war, genocide, the formation of modern society. They don't think much of researching an obscure piece of 1970s disability legislation. But they're not the ones marking it.

RE: importance of good dissertation supervisor - jamesweston - 02-06-2018

The role of dissertation supervisor is to guide you through the process of your project. Your supervisor may or may not teach you before, but your supervisor done one or two dissertation paper before. And he will be able to help you to complete your paper. And they will help you to decide the topic and advice you to primary and secondary reading. They will help with formulating ideas. And advice you about matters of presentation.