Reviewing a Law Dissertation

A dissertation review is an evaluation of the research work undertaken. Though it may appear reviews are done to avoid mistakes, there are many other advantages in reviewing a paper repeatedly. A review helps in widening the individuals’ knowledge in that specific domain. It also demonstrates the researchers’ ability to access a vast source of information in the specific domain. It also provides an idea about the sections of the dissertation that requires improvement, inclusion or deletion.

To begin with a review, a reviewer needs to look for a few basic requirements. The dissertation should be divided into sections. The sections should be easily distinguishable and should possess all mandatory divisions like introduction, argument, discussion, methodology and conclusion. Depending on the type of writing, it should be ensured that the paper contains a bibliography and references. A bibliography should be accurate and name sake inclusions do not create a positive impact on the readers’ perspective.

The next region of importance is the language being used. Using the most appropriate technical terms wherever necessary helps in conveying the idea in the most efficient manner. It also displays the writers’ ability and efforts in bringing out the most productive dissertation. On the contrary, grammatical errors, non adherence to prescribed format and informal writing should be dealt with strongly during dissertation review.

Reviewing the content involves analyzing the subject using various parameters. The arguments need to be supported with strong reasons with adequate valid examples. The theme of the dissertation is comprehended and views that agree with the argument and those that contradict are evaluated. The subjects’ relevance to any other recent papers, source of inspiration to the researcher, other publications if any, and the relevance of the topic for law are the factors that must be considered in a thorough manner by the reviewer.