In the organization of work on the dissertation there can’t be a standard, a single rule, especially salutary prescriptions. Each researcher has his own “kitchen” of work. It is clear that this includes the selection of literature, the search for a documented published and unpublished archival material, the writing of the dissertation and its formulation. If any question becomes clear to the researcher, we must try to write it out in a preliminary version. You can recommend this style: in the afternoon in the library, archive to read, collect material, in the evening “in hot pursuit” to write out the fragments of the dissertation.
Experience also shows that the source material as well as the author’s workings, are better systematized for each item of the work plan. All the developments, at least at the initial stage, should be shown to the scientific leader, to develop a mutually acceptable style of presentation of the thesis material.
Dissertant together with the scientific supervisor determine the terms of work on each part of the thesis. They must be extremely rigid, requiring work for 10-12 hours a day. Otherwise it will be difficult to do a good job.
Planning work on the thesis should provide that the first version of the entire text of the thesis was submitted to the problem group of the department for 8-10 months before the proposed defense. This will allow the dissertation to be finalized and presented for discussion at the department no less than 3-4 months before the defense. If such terms are not met, there will be a rush, the competitor will end up in time trouble, and therefore the quality of scientific work will inevitably be lost.
Frankly speaking, only work organized, persistent, persevering, everyday can ensure the success of the business, one can’t expect some kind of inspiration, as is the case with literary men, but they also work a lot, sometimes without knowing rest, not arranging for themselves ” vacation “. But creative people really bring inspiration to creative results.
In organizing the independent work of a graduate student, it is crucial to balance the budget of his time so that not one day of postgraduate study is lost so that all possible time reserves are realized with maximum benefit.