Dissertation is not simply a manner of completing requirements. It must serve a great purpose in the near future. It maybe comprise of new ideas or an idea that would strengthen or correct something that had been previously thought and stated. Moreover, it must be a research work that would be of significance upon discovery of new profound knowledge, must possess a question with an answer that will make a difference and contribute something new that is also of use.
This kind of liberty has somehow made the process intimidating.
Writing a dissertation primarily entails the hard task of simultaneously coming up with a significant design. At the start, I have to let myself be open to every input such as lectures and class discussions, books and articles I read, might as well to journals I encountered. To refrain from losing the important facts and information, I have to put things that interest me into a journal. I've also tried doing some sort of research or survey wherein I have asked elder students and even faculties on what types of topics did they have for dissertation and have let them share their experiences as they come along the process. Their stories have somehow served as my inspiration and a challenge to do my best with such tedious and get fulfilling task. These motivations and the knowledge that my study could be of great contribution and significance in the future researches had kept me going.
With my limited knowledge on major scholarly topics that are most important in my field, and having the great topics already used up; I have to do some general reading in the field to come up with a significant and original topic. ...