Friday 26 July 2013

Disso Choices

Whilst I had an amazing time in Malta, now I'm back in England I have to face reality and prepare for my last year of uni. This is where the hard work begins. And it starts with choosing my dissertation title.

For those who don't know what a dissertation is, it's a research paper that you have to write in your last year. Mine will be around 14,000 words based on a topic of my degree subject, Mathematics.

Now, doing maths at uni, I'm pretty used to dealing with numbers, but essay writing? Well, that's my weakness. So already I'm nervous, but then I received the list of titles I have to choose from, and well, lets just say it didn't ease my nerves at all.

Only one person can do each title, so by the end of the month we have to all have to send in our top five choices and hopefully we get allocated one of them.

After lots of careful consideration and deliberation, here are my five choices:

  • Fractal Structures of Random and Self Avoiding Walks
  • Binomial Tree Methods and Option Pricing
  • Monte Carlo Methods and Option Pricing
  • Kissing Circles
  • 323mse: Practical Applications of Mathematics

What do you think? Sounds exciting right?

I can just tell that I'm going to have so much fun next year. And in preparation I have some motivating images for me to look at next year.




Wish me luck!

Georgia x

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  1. I know how it feels! I did my dissertation in english lit this past year (I've graduated now) and the most important thing is to pick something you actually love and could go on and on about for ages. Good luck with it! Oh and don't leave it to the last minute :)

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  2. Hahahah that Ryan meme is perfect.

    Wishing you luck with your dissertation!

  3. I have no idea what any of those mean. I studied history, and we got to pick whatever we wanted, as long as it was vaguely related to one of our modules. Mine was "The Exode: France 1940. Did gender, class, and nationality affect experiences of The Exode?"
    I actually REALLY enjoyed my dissertation- my first draft was double the word limit!! Don't fret about it too much- it's far easier to write that many words than you'd think. Just split it into 5 chapters of 2000-3000 words and it seems so much more manageable!! xx

  4. Haha, I am with Alice on this, as a history student who wrote her dissertation this year I have no idea what your topics are... However, advice for dissertations are always the same; start early and write everything, you can always delete and reference as you go! I think I did quite well in mine by using different sources that other people haven't and traveling to different uni's to get books or primary sources! Oh yeah, and no matter what you do it will be a completely different monster than when you started. Guaranteed. Good luck though Georgia! If you need a proof reader just ask!

    Em x

  5. I can't even begin to get my head around those titles. Looks like such hard work, at least you have Ryan Gosling to keep you motivated!

    I nominated you for the Liebster award, details are on my blog, no pressure it's just a tag post if you feel like answering it!