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Title: Difficulties and Strategies in Writing Dissertation for Students in Bio-Engineering- Tutors India


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DIFFICULTIES AND STRATEGIES IN WRITING
DISSERTATION FOR STUDENTS IN BIO-ENGINEERING
An Academic presentation by Dr. Nancy Agens,
Head, Technical Operations, Tutors India
Group www.tutorsindia.com Email
info_at_tutorsindia.com
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Today's Discussion
OUTLINE
In Brief Introduction Dissertation
structure Strategies to Write Bioengineering
Dissertation Challenges in Bioengineering
Dissertation Conclusion Future scope
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In Brief
To make a good dissertation bioengineering, the
writing process must be started earlier with an
outline that is further developed to form
content and selecting an appropriate journal.
Values in the dissertation report must not be
replicated and must not ignore negative results
if obtained.
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Introduction
Dissertation writing in Biomedical Engineering
aims in analyzing or solving problems in the
biomedical field by applying some engineering
methods. The bioengineering dissertation writing
offers a chance for the postgraduate students to
apply engineering principles that have been
learned previously and also to apply these
techniques to solve the problems innovatively
such as the design development, method, and/or
the analysis of a hypothesis.
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Bioengineering t hesis projects are more complex,
and open-ended problems that promote students to
be more creative in the achievement,
investigation, and analysis of results. The
dissertation allows students to devise problems
in engineering terms, handle an e ngineering
project, and discover solutions by applying e
ngineering techniques.
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Dissertation structure
The s tructure of the dissertation includes an
introductory chapter, a chapter that carries out
the research process, and an ending chapter that
summarizes everything together. Before starting
to w rite a dissertation, it is essential to make
an outline of the topic. After making an
outline, figures and tables must be included in
it to frame the results.
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Develop the outline with consecutively more
information, and then this information must be
replaced with sentences and paragraphs, and then
finally the written document will form a proper
shape. While developing an outline, verify it
with the adviser/professor to ensure that the
research is on track. To write a paper, the
result section must be framed first. Then f rame
the Discussion section in relation to the
Results. Then the Introduction part must be
written and linked to the Discussion.
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Strategies to Write Bio- Engineering
Dissertation
1. E arly Beginning is Beneficial
D issertation writing in Biomedical is a learning
process, and students acquire this expertise
through experience.
Therefore, it is recommended to start the writing
process as early as possible. The first
strategy in t hesis writing is to carry out
attentive and extensive reading in order to get
an outline of the published literature, to
recognize the style and structure of research
articles. It is a significant process in
dissertation writing and many students do not
devote sufficient time to go through enough
articles. Contd..
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Once, the student has done enough research in r
eviewing literatures, the next step is to
examine the utilities of software tools and
writing guides that are available. Then it is
time to prepare for ones own dissertation. The
most significant part is making an outline and
preparing a draft for the research article as
soon as possible. An exhaustive outline assists
the w riting process and the outline of a project
is the key element for its success. Structural
templates assist the process of outlining the
thesis. Contd..
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2. W
orking in Teams
  • Writing a dissertation as a group is advantageous
    as it enhances both efficiency and output.
  • W riting a dissertation as a group not only
    enhances the outlook to aims, opinions, and
    conclusions, but it is the best strategy to draw
    necessary feedback.
  • Obtaining feedback from peers facilitates
    efficient writing. Feedback assists to identify
    discrepancies, improper text structures,
    indistinct messages, rambling text parts, errors
    in content, and eventually leads to enhanced text
    quality.
  • Additionally, feedback assists students to
    identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Contd..

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3. S electing a Journal
It is recommended to choose the target journal as
early as possible in the writing process. The
journal must be selected before preparing the
rough d raft of the r esearch project. Therefore,
w riting a dissertation that has been intended
towards a specific journal not only facilitates
students in choosing the accurate content and
method but also accumulates time and ignores
unnecessary modifications and standstills during
the preparation of the f inal draft of the
dissertation. The additional criterion to be
considered for selecting the right journal are
open access options, the informal reputation of
the journal, the cost of publication, copyright
policies, and peer review systems. Contd..
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Steps for writing Dissertation
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4. N urturing the Dissertation
  • The dissertation must undergo internal reviewing
    among classmates, in order to cherish its
    content and e nhance the style.
  • At this stage, students are advised to present
    precise content in their dissertation. The best
    way to attain lucidity and link within the
    dissertation is to have clear and
  • precise paragraphs.
  • The main purpose of the topic should be stated at
    the beginning of the paragraph.
  • The second important aspect is the accuracy of
    the content that needs to be checked.
  • Contd..

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In order to achieve accuracy in the content, it
is significant to check the data, logic of each
line, and their references. Third, the focus is
to be made on l anguage issues such as spelling,
grammar, and punctuation. There is software
available for grammar and spellchecking that
facilitates avoiding errors and various w riting
guides offer tips for writing a better
dissertation.
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Challenges in Bio-Engineering Dissertation
In the bioengineering field, new guidelines
emerge, and old ones are always revised, and a
scientific paper writer has to stay up to date.
Bioengineering students must be updated in the
knowledge of guidelines. There are many
difficulties faced in biomedical dissertation.
They are 1. Values must not be reiterated from
a table or figure. It should only be the key
result that each conveys. Contd..
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  1. The same data must not be included in both the
    table and figure as this is considered
    unnecessary and can save space and energy. Choose
    for a best and precise format that provides an
    accurate result.
  2. Raw data values must not be reported, as they can
    be summarized as means, percents, etc.
  3. Statistical test summaries are usually reported
    in combination with the biological results they
    support. Results must always be reported in
    reference to the statistical conclusion that
    supports the result.

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5. Report negative results Students mostly do
not get the expected results. They think that
their hypothesis was inaccurate and needs to be
rechecked. So, they become stumbled against
something unanticipated that demands further
research. In some cases, even though the derived
results do not support the hypothesis, it may be
of significance to others. Students must be
confident enough about their findings. If the
research is carried out well, the results will be
precise and need analysis.
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Conclusion
The most advanced field in science and technology
is considered as Bioengineering/Biomedical
Engineering. It has prompted the development in
the field of medicine and biology. Biomedical
engineering involves utilizing engineering
techniques in solving medical and biological
problems to enhance the quality of life. This
paper describes the strategy of writing a
dissertation in technology and engineering, and
also discusses the objectives and challenges of
biomedical engineering thesis writing.
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Future scopes
As the field of Bioengineering/ Biomedical
Engineering is emerging, it is predicted that
research in this field will continue to
propagate for the next decades worldwide,
particularly in developing countries. It is
projected that the academic curriculum in this
field will go through further alterations, and
perhaps evolutions, sloping towards most
favorable objectives, which would promote more
relations between higher learning institutions
and organizations thereby promoting the quality
of healthcare.
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