It’s our Masters Graduation on Friday the 22nd and we’re looking forward to celebrating the graduates of MACYS 2015. We wrote to some of our graduates and asked them to reflect on the process of writing their dissertations. Candice and Claire both received awards for their fantastic empirical research projects. Below they briefly describe their work and have a few handy tips about approaching a masters thesis.
Claire Durrant – ‘An exploration of the emotional health and well-being of severely dyslexic children in mainstream primary school and the role of teachers in supporting them.’
My main motivation for conducting my research project was a personal one. When my severely dyslexic son’s needs were not met at mainstream primary school he developed extremely low mood and self-esteem and became very anxious. Through my involvement with online forums and local support groups I became aware of other severely dyslexic children who have had similar experiences. With one in ten children in the UK affected by dyslexic (Dyslexia Action, 2014) and around 4% experiencing it severely (National Literacy Trust, 2015), I felt that the emotional health and well-being of severely dyslexic children was an issue of wider significance. Continue reading