There are a number of points of good practice in the presentation of effective written communications that are relevant to the style of your dissertation. In essence, these involve making your work as clear and readable as possible.
¨ Do not over-complicate things.
Use short, simple words where appropriate. Choose language with which you are familiar and certain, and avoid unnecessary jargon. Explain technical terms.
¨ Lead your reader through the argument.
Make your points on-by-one in a clear and logical manner. Each paragraph should normally make one point and lead on to the next paragraph/point. Paragraphs should not be too long and dense.
Do not be afraid of "flagging up" the progression of your arguments and analysis by summarising where you have got to and noting where you are going to.
¨ Use numbered heading and sub-headings
These provide a focus for the following text - orientating the reader to the particular subject under consideration.
¨ Proof read the text carefully.
You need to carry out a detailed, line-by-line check of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Do not rely on a computer "spell check" since it does not detect incorrect use of correctly spelt words (such as "their" and "there").