Dissertation Writing Challenges as Perceived by a Group of Algerian Master Students at Adrar University

  • Boufeldja Bakhou Université Ahmed Draïa Adrar (Algérie)
  • Bachir Bouhania Université Ahmed Draïa Adrar (Algérie)
الكلمات المفتاحية: dissertation writing, challenges, difficulties


The present research study is an attempt to shed some light on EFL students’ experiences of writing their Master dissertation. It particularly aims to give them the chance to express their views about the sorts of challenges that confront them in this academic journey, so as to pave the way for addressing such challenges. In this qualitative case study, fifteen students chosen from the department of English at the University of Adrar were thoroughly interviewed to identify the challenges in the dissertation writing process. The obtained results showed that Master students face a number of challenges, including difficulties in the beginning of the writing process, language-related problems and supervisor-related challenges.