The primary thrust of GraduateWriter.com is preparing model theses, dissertations, capstone projects, action research projects, and other similar large-scale works for graduate students who have completed all of their coursework and are facing their final projects. We are also equally adept at revising drafts of any and all such projects, and can perform everything from a light edit to a major rewrite. If you are still working your way through your coursework, don't worry! We can help you with research papers, case studies, critiques, and other shorter graduate-level works.
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An argument could be made that admissions essays are among the most important documents graduate students are expected to produce. Without an excellent, attention-grabbing admissions essay, entrance to graduate school is far from a done deal, even when all other areas (grades, volunteer activities, and so forth) are right in line to ensure admission. University committees want to see that students are able to articulate their personal strengths, as well as academic and even professional compatibilities, in a concise document that answers a specific, standard prompt - and they expect excellence in that document. The academic writers at GraduateWriter.com have decades of collective experience crafting admissions essays that get noticed.
Business plans are the cornerstone of any new business venture, whether entrepreneurial or an addition to an existing firm. Learning how to write a business plan is, therefore, an integral part of every reputable business school. Yet they are daunting in nature, to say the least. The most bare-bones of business plans can contain 15-20 pages, while more comprehensive ones are much longer, containing pages upon pages of budgets, projected budgets, earnings predictions, market studies, and so forth. There are templates online that can help, but they too can be confusing - not to mention the fact that someone has to fill in all of the blanks. Let us help you with your business plan, either the one you need for class or the one you need for your new business.
A capstone project is roughly analogous to a thesis, in the sense that it is completed at the end of the master's level round of coursework and is intended to show mastery of the subject being studied. Capstone projects differ from theses, though, in that they incorporate more "real world" experience and action into their preparation and completion. For that reason, they tend to be used in disciplines ranging from the social sciences to public health administration. Put simply, a philosophy major will most likely need to complete a thesis while a future teacher might well complete a capstone project intended to display real-classroom knowledge and expertise. The writers at GraduateWriter are well acquainted with capstone projects and are here if you need us.
Speaking of real world experience, few classroom endeavors mimic the real world like a case study. Whether you're a nursing student or a business student, you will almost definitely encounter a few case studies in your academic career. The idea is simple. A few pages of text outline a particular situation (often based upon a "true story"), and the questions that follow are intended to guide the student to learn what s/he needs to learn from that situation. For example, a business case study might show how Starbucks rose to its current position; alternatively, another business case study might give the particulars of a thorny managerial situation with no real resolution presented. The student is then asked to analyze, evaluate, and give recommendations in response to the text. Case studies are harder than they appear - let us help with them.
If you're familiar with the process of applying to graduate school, you know that your application can resemble a small book when all is said and done. It only makes sense to cap off the pile of documents with a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you're an excellent candidate to the school, and making some sense of the packet of information. A cover letter is just the thing to accomplish this. It's not an admissions essay, nor a letter of intent, but rather a brief, succinct, well-written paragraph or two that acts as an abstract for your admissions packet. Such letters are challenging to write; this is another area in which a professional writer can come in handy.
Everyone knows what a dissertation or thesis is, but few people really understand the depths of work associated with completing one. Because a dissertation or thesis requires that the student complete original research, and because such research can be daunting (given that most masters and doctoral-level students have not completed their own major research projects before this point), completing either one can feel like an insurmountable goal. Dissertations and theses are also lengthy documents - anywhere from 100-400 pages is typical. That much writing in itself is extremely difficult. Finally, dissertation and thesis committees are notorious for making the process as difficult as possible - not because they are sadistic, but because they need to be sure that students are truly learning what they need to learn. Rather than be scared by the process, get help to ensure you come through it with your sanity intact.
Are you one or two chapters into your dissertation or thesis but experiencing serious writer's block as far as finishing it is concerned? Conversely, are you confident that you can complete your dissertation or thesis yourself as long as someone gets you started? Because both dissertations and theses are long, and because they are broken into chapters, it is relatively easy for us to assist you with just part of your process if that is best for you. Contact us to find out how we can help with just a few chapters of your dissertation or thesis.
A well-written abstract is like a well-written summary: extremely useful and able to stand alone as a document unto itself, but extremely difficult to write. This is for all the obvious reasons, including most importantly the fact that choosing which details to include and which to discard is a tricky. This is particularly true when one is writing an abstract for one's own dissertation or thesis. It's a bit like editing one's own work: you've looked at it so many times that you don't see your own mistakes anymore. What might seem to be common knowledge in your dissertation or thesis (and thus excludable) can in actuality simply be something with which you are very familiar, but no one else knows. On the other hand, you might be compelled to include in your abstract certain facts that, while you find compelling, are not truly at the core of your work. Allow one of the highly skilled, objective writers at GraduateWriter to assist you with this very important document.
The introduction to a dissertation or thesis serves a few functions. First, it introduces the reader to the general topic at hand, as well as the approach which will be taken to investigate said topic. Second, it piques the reader's interest so that s/he wants to continue reading the text. Third, it gives the reader sufficient background information so that the topic and approach make sense, but not so much that it resembles the literature review. Finally, the introduction lays out the rest of the dissertation or thesis so the reader is left with a structure for what s/he will read. Accomplishing all of these tasks in a relatively short chapter - and doing so in a lively style, with relevant content - is difficult. Let GraduateWriter know if you need help kicking off your dissertation or thesis.
Not all research projects involve hypotheses. Some are more exploratory in nature, seeking to describe a particular phenomenon without directing (or inhibiting) the search the way one or more formal hypotheses do. However, many qualitative, and most quantitative, research designs call for the formulation of hypotheses. While most thesis- and dissertation-level students know what their hypotheses are, that does not mean they know the best way to word them. And yet until and unless well-crafted hypotheses are in place, the research cannot proceed. Don't flounder under the pressure of writing two or three sentences, critical though they are. Let us know if you need help, and we will be there.
The literature review is generally the longest chapter in a dissertation or thesis. Every study needs to establish its foundation, and this is where that is done, even if the foundation for the research is the fact that little other research into the particular area has been done. Once the foundation is established, the literature review also helps to identify the gaps in the literature which the student is hoping to close by conducting the study. Completing a literature review in itself can be exhausting. The process involves wading through sometimes thousands of articles in order to choose the best fifty to one hundred for the current study. Then each article must first be read, understood, and summarized so that second, it can be combined with others to really synthesize the material. The flow of the review should be such that it is not a laundry list of articles but rather a coherent stream of information leading in a particular direction; namely, that of the heart of the dissertation. Be sure you are on point with this critical chapter of your dissertation or thesis, and get professional help if you need it.
Although it is generally short, the methodology chapter of the dissertation or thesis is the key to understanding the entire study. The reader must be able to see and understand the research design: its structure, its details, and its justifications. While the literature review chapter lays the foundation for the study, the methodology chapter explains the study itself. Its location after the literature review ensures that the reader has a context in which to place the design. Key to this chapter are succinct prose, on-point language, and a clear, active voice. Do not be deceived by the relative shortness of this chapter, and get help from GraduateWriter if you are struggling to communicate the gist of your research design.
Once data have been collected, they need to be analyzed using the tests discussed in the methodology. Without performing scientifically-grounded statistical tests upon data sets, it is not possible to be able to conclusively state anything about said data sets one way or another. This is not just true for quantitative data; qualitative data as well need to be analyzed using such methods as thematic analysis to determine any patterns that might exist. Whatever the particular analyses that are being performed, this is a lynch-pin chapter for your dissertation or thesis. This is where you either support or refute your hypothesis; this is where you show what you have learned. Be sure your writing is clear, complete, understandable, and coherent, and be sure to get professional writing assistance if you have any difficulties.
Once you collect your data, you must analyze them. This means that any necessary statistical tests which were outlined in your methodology need to be performed, and the results gathered into a coherent format, so that some sense can be made of the work. It is important to remember that this chapter is not the place for any kind of discussion of the results. Rather, it is where the results are presented, absent any commentary from the dissertation or thesis author, so that the reader can literally see what was discovered during the data collection component of the project. GraduateWriter can quite often help with this portion of the work - ask us if we can help with your particular dissertation or thesis.
This is the place for the researcher to make sense of the results. This is either done in the context of the hypotheses or, if no hypotheses were used, in the context of the other aims of the study. Were any tests significant and, if so, what does that mean in relationship to the hypotheses? If one or more hypotheses were supported by the data analysis, what does that mean in relationship to the current literature on the subject (if there is any)? What do the results mean in the bigger picture? These are some of the areas covered in the discussion chapter of dissertations and theses. It can be difficult to thoroughly discuss results both in themselves and also in the context of the broader literature base, so please don't hesitate to reach out for help if necessary.
This is the "so what" chapter of the dissertation or thesis. So you got the results you did. So you synthesized and analyzed those results as far as possible. But what does it mean? Why should anyone care? Here is where you get to justify all of your hard work. Because you showed that high school students learn better when they start school later, that adds to the rest of the studies that show that also, adding one more nudge toward responsible school reform. Because you showed that eating dairy led to more sinus infections in your experimental group than in your control group, you can add one more study to the growing body of work that shows dairy products are on balance unhealthy for human consumption. Whatever you studied, it has import, and this is where you "bring it on home" for your reader. GraduateWriter can help.
These chapters just discussed above are the typical chapters of a dissertation or thesis. However, every school has its own particular twist on these time-honored texts. Some schools add a recommendations chapter, while others would like to see recommendations in the conclusion. Some schools have more than one results chapter. Whatever particular guidelines your school has for your dissertation or thesis, GraduateWriter can help.
The essay is an art form about which countless texts have been written, thus making it difficult to summarize this most basic of writing formats in a few words. Essays inform, persuade, argue, cajole, and entertain. They can act as a poem does, to shine a light on a specific thing or situation and bring clarity to it, or they can act as a book and give a sweeping overview of a global trend. Essays should be succinct, creative, lively, on-point, and smart. Don't let their relative brevity fool you: they are an advanced form for sure. Let our writers at GraduateWriter bring their skills and talents to bear on your essay requirements.
The interview is a time-honored way of gathering information directly from a (human) source (as opposed to a book or data set). Using a series of previously-determined questions, the interviewer listens to and records all answers without editing, commenting, correcting, or otherwise interfering in the process. This sort of open-ended method of obtaining information is more difficult than it looks, as the interviewer needs to create effective questions (effective in getting to the desired information) while still allowing the interviewee enough freedom to say what s/he needs and wants to say. Once all questions have been asked, the interviewer is left with an enormous amount of information to sift through, and that in itself is also a challenging process (determining what is, and is not, critical to the matter at hand is just one of the difficult tasks). Whether you need an interview instrument, or help with the interviews themselves, GraduateWriter is ready and waiting to assist you.
Most of the physical sciences are taught via, among other things, the use of labs in which students get first-hand knowledge of physical processes. By setting up situations in which the results are known ahead of time (such as what will happen when two chemicals are mixed together), instructors allow students to step through very real, visceral learning experiences, learning important concepts and rules far better than they would if they were just reading about them. Once the experiments are done, the students need to write up the results. This is where we come in. Let us help you with the sometimes arduous task of writing up what you already know.
The best way to get better at something is to practice it, over and over. Law schools know this, which is one reason why they ask their law students to write so many legal briefs. Briefs are perhaps the cornerstone of legal communication. As their name suggests, they are short, containing no fluff, filler, or otherwise unnecessary words; they are focused solely upon the matter at hand, which is arguing why a particular case should go the way the brief argues it should go. In law school, students are essentially told to forget what they know about writing and learn how to write briefs the way their professors tell them to do - that is how regimented and format-driven they are, because that is how the court system has evolved to use them. Many of our professional freelance writers are either former lawyers or people with their JDs who excel at writing briefs - should you ever need the help.
A letter of intent is simply what it says: a letter outlining the intentions of one party to another (and vice versa) in a particular situation. This could be any sort of situation from a landlord-tenant issue to an employer-employee contract situation. Usually, though, letters of intent are written by prospective graduate writers to their desired schools, expressing intentions to apply, detailing reasons why it would be a good idea for said schools to admit said students, and generally showing what an excellent match it would be. Think of a letter of intent as a slightly kicked-up (and yet more smoothly sophisticated) version of an admissions essay; after all, you're older now - you're a graduate student - and it's time to polish off the prose. If that sounds daunting, don't worry. We're here to help.
Completing a master's thesis can be daunting for all sorts of reasons. Beyond the obvious (the scope is wide and deep, the research to sift through is massive, etc.), it is also challenging because the master's thesis seems to happen very quickly. If you think about it, there are usually only a couple of years of coursework before the master's thesis rears its head, as opposed to several more years when it comes to the distance between entering a PhD program and beginning a dissertation. This can make the thesis seem like a metaphorical punch in the gut. Don't go it alone: seek help if you need it.
It seems more and more folks are going to B-school to get their MBAs. This only makes sense, in an era of increasingly widespread global capitalism. But just because something is popular doesn't mean it's easy. It is reasonable to state that many newly-decided business students have a too-optimistic view of the difficulty level of obtaining an MBA. In other words, they think it will be a no-brainer but it won't. Business has its own language, for one thing. For another, there's lots of numbers associated with business, and not just counting money numbers either. Students need to gain an understanding of economics, marketing, finance, and other business-related things, even if they aren't majoring in them. In short, getting an MBA is hard work. GraduateWriter can help you with that work.
How hard can it be to write a review of a movie? You watch the thing, talk about it a bit, and then write about it. Easy peasy. Of course, it's not at all that easy. The reviewer needs to think about issues like direction, relevance, character development, references to other films (or current events, or past events, or anything else for that matter), setting, and everything else one might imagine is critical to the production of a movie. The reviewer needs to find a way to state his or her opinion in such a fashion that it is supported by and rooted in fact, something that is much more difficult to do than say. Finally, of course, the whole thing needs to be entertaining. If you are unsure of your movie reviewing skills given this laundry-list of requirements, let's talk.
Online learning opportunities are multiplying by leaps and bounds. Once thought to be a passing fad, online learning is now an established part of the academic community. Increasing numbers of students -- particularly returning students, both undergraduate and graduate -- are taking advantage of this flexible method of earning a degree. While online courses offer an excellent way to study, they are not as easy as some people might think. They move fast, they usually have many written requirements, and the grading scales are no more forgiving than those of brick and mortar institutions. Let GraduateWriter.com help you navigate the sometimes complex, and always difficult, world of online learning.
Perhaps the primary challenge of writing a personal statement is ensuring that you strike the right balance between humility and arrogance. In other words, the personal statement should be full of confidence, that extremely elusive quality that most people can't seem to find. Yet the writer of the personal statement needs to find it, if only on paper in that one particular document. Furthermore, the personal statement needs to talk up the institution as well as the person writing it. I'm the smartest, most gifted person you will ever meet, but without your school to shape me, I will not live up to my potential. I'm destined to be a brilliant brain surgeon, but not if I can't be taught by your illustrious professors. You get the idea. Let GraduateWriter know how we can help.
The PhD dissertation has come to be known as the pinnacle of academic accomplishment. Certainly, it is completed at the end of several years of increasingly rigorous scholarship, and it is also, in itself, an extremely challenging project. Dissertations are also made more difficult by committees that seek to find fault with almost everything the doctoral candidate attempts. This is done on purpose, to ensure that the student truly knows what s/he is doing, can stand up to critique, and is willing to revise almost ad nauseam until the committee gives its final approval. The process, understandably, can take years to complete, given not only these challenges but also the difficulties of gathering data, locating sources, running the proper statistical analyses, and so forth. GraduateWriter excels in dissertation-level assistance. Don't wait too long before seeing how we can help you.
Over the past couple of decades, the PowerPoint (PPT) Presentation has become virtually ubiquitous in board rooms, presentation halls, classrooms, conference rooms, and everywhere else people meet and discuss - well, whatever it is they need to discuss. In a few short slides, presenters can use a PPT presentation to showcase and discuss almost any issue, from simple to extremely complex, and attendees can even go home with copies of the presentation which they can use as reference materials later. Just because everyone and their mother is out there making PPT presentations, however, doesn't mean they're all good ones. If you need a high-quality PPT presentation, look no further than the gifted writers at GraduateWriter.
The word proposal can mean several different things, depending upon the context. This is particularly true when considering that to some schools, the proposal is essentially the first three chapters of the thesis or dissertation, while to others, the proposal is just that: a proposed course of study to be undertaken in the thesis or dissertation process. Either way, proposals are sort of like outlines in that they give a broad overview of what the author proposes to do. A brief introduction is included, as is enough of a literature review to show the reader that the proposed study makes sense in the context of existing scholarship. A cursory methodology is generally included as well, as the writer has to know what the study is if s/he is to determine whether or not the proposal has worth. While the details of proposals change as the research process moves forward, getting them as right as possible from the beginning will save a lot of grief later on down the road. Let us help you get it right.
A proposal and a prospectus are roughly analogous, although their connotations differ somewhat. One does not usually think of writing a research prospectus for a dissertation, as one does with a research proposal; on the other hand, one does not usually think of writing a proposal for a group of entrepreneurs who might fund one's pet project. Instead, one thinks of writing a prospectus. Whatever connotations or meanings may lead these two things to differ, they are both essentially plans - outlines - detailed descriptions of something someone is going to do, and why. Whether you need a prospectus for your next board meeting or a prospectus for a new book you've written, GraduateWriter works with the kinds of highly skilled professionals who can assist you.
Creating an excellent questionnaire is much more challenging than most people imagine. Take the typical 10-question survey. Sure, it's easy to whip up a few questions for, say, student teachers in the Bronx to answer about their experiences. But will those questions actually gather the information you need? Will they get to the issues you are trying to explore in your research project? Do they have validity and reliability? Are they considered open-ended questions rather than, say, Likert-style questions, and thus more appropriate for an interview instrument? These are just some of the issues involved in writing and honing a solid questionnaire. We have experience in this area and are happy to help.
While it might seem like a research paper is basically a thesis or dissertation - just shorter - there is one critical difference: most research papers do not ask the author to conduct actual field research. Rather, the author conducts research into the existing literature, synthesizes it, and reaches conclusions and recommendations based upon same. This does not mean that no research papers ever include original research, but most of them do not. In graduate school, research papers are expected to be far more sophisticated than they are in undergraduate studies: more sophisticated in terms of vocabulary, depth of analysis, incisiveness of conclusions, and so forth. Do not be daunted. Get help now.
A research proposal is just what it sounds like: a proposal which details the need to conduct a particular research study, and shows the general methodology for same. A research proposal might be created prior to embarking upon a dissertation, or it might be done in the "real world," by researchers who are interested in a particular line of study and who need funding to do so. Such proposals are open to far more scrutiny than are, say, prospectuses which, while important to all parties involved, do not necessarily involve living subjects to be studied, or other potential hazards. For that reason, most research proposals need to be written by advanced writers so that they are completely on-point. If you need assistance with writing, you've come to the right place.
Whether you're seeking a position while finishing up your degree or putting yourself out there on the job market after you've obtained it, you're going to need an exemplary resume/CV and cover letter. In the absence of a professional-grade resume or CV, potential employers won't give you a chance; and even the best of resumes won't be read if the cover letter doesn't grab the reader. This is not the time to just give it your best shot and hope for the best. This is the time to seek expert assistance. GraduateWriter works with many writers who count the preparation of professional documents among their specialties (resumes, CVs, cover letters, letters of intent, and so forth). We can take your educational and work experiences and make them shine.
Ah, statistics. People love them or hate them. Either way, they are a critical part of almost every research study ever conducted. They are a large part of the way we make sense of our world. We cite them every time we recommend a particular brand (50% of people prefer this brand!), every time we advocate a particular medical treatment (95% of people who get cataract surgery can see better), and even in our personal lives (I was rejected by two thirds of the journals where I sent my poems). These are, of course, simple statistics; they get far more complex, and understanding statistical results therefore becomes ever more confusing. GraduateWriter is here to help you get a handle on your own statistics needs.
Term papers are such an integral part of academia, it is almost impossible to imagine school without them. They are used to assess progress and determine levels of student learning, on the one hand, and are in themselves a learning-oriented activity, on the other. Meaning, students learn from completing term papers, and instructors learn how well students are learning by reviewing those same term papers. Of course, expectations regarding how well term papers are written depend upon the level of study. Once a student is in graduate school, though, expectations are almost uniformly high. What could pass when one was a sophomore just won't cut it as a second-year grad student. If your writing isn't keeping pace with your academic level, shoot us an email.