ATTEMPTING LLM DISSERTATION: HOW TO PROCEED?
Congratulation if you had passed the first hurdle. The Sv may lay the following ground-rules:
Remember, your Sv may sometimes acted like a ‘zen master’, very little word and it is priceless when he instruct you and you have to come out with the rest of the ‘instruction’, as though you are an ‘enlightened researcher’. It is too often to hear:
[I] think my powers are very limited in terms of teaching LLM students how to write. This is a challenge across the board […].
EFFECTIVE READING AND WRITING
Contemplate this opening statement:
[I]t is not immaterial what you think, there are ways in academia we ask you to present it.
Therefore, take note of the followings:
 Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Handbook One 1956) pp.201-207: Outlined Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Creative.
Strangely but truly, LR is your ‘passport’ to be ‘accepted’ in the academia. I am struggling with this issue initially, for what is the point, am I writing but to repeat what others had said and I am just ‘going round circles’? Acknowledging this to be academia, my Sv has this to say:
[O]ne of the reasons why you are required to use academic or legal sources is that those works have been peer reviewed before publishing and include a section describing the method of research and its limitations. This is science and must be supported by tried and tested work. This does not mean that the published work is correct. Quite the opposite, it if often incorrect and therefore it is often discredited and dismissed.
To have a good grasp on the literature that is available, nothing short of getting:
From the onset the RGU has provided ample resources on OSCOLA referencing. Yet, one may overlooked and assumed that most of the LR provided the same style of referencing, when discussing construction law. It is not. My Sv is quick to identify this:
[T]hat said you don't appear to follow some of the guides provided […] i.e., why are you referencing is a bespoke half Harvard half OSCOLA style?
I took notice of this shortcoming and found my inclination of ‘Harvard style’ vs. OSCOLA, more of practicality, as the followings:
Generally, the RGU required strict adherence to OSCOLA. I find the following to be useful:
 OSCOLA (4th edition Oxford 2012)
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