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Try these tips to help you find and refine your dissertation topic.

Where’s the conflict?
Identifying opposing elements in your work can help to reveal themes.
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woman in libraryFree reading
Reading a book that’s not on your reading list can trigger fresh ideas, provide a welcome break and reduce stress.
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Creative insight
Freewriting can help you to come up with new ideas and resolve problems.
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The elevator pitch
Try the elevator pitch exercise with another student in a video chat to help you to refine your ideas.
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The story of your research
Use this list of questions to help you to shape the research for your dissertation.
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students talkingBack to basics
If you’re unsure about your dissertation idea and tempted to change it, first, see if you can salvage it.
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