Dissertation it’s a concept which derives from the Latin word dissertation. The term refers to act and result of lecturing: expose on a topic in a methodical and detailed way.
For instance: “The speech of the Minister of Economy was followed with great attention by the deputies”, “When the coach began with his dissertation, no journalist knew what he was going to say”, “A renowned endocrinologist will give a lecture on hypothyroidism tomorrow at the municipal hospital”.
The idea dissertation is usually associated with a oral presentation. The speaker shares his reasoning about an issue, provides arguments or tries to educate the listeners.
Depending on the context, however, the notion can refer to certain specific practices. In the French educational system, to mention one case, a dissertation is a exercise which consists of answering, appealing to arguments, a question that poses a certain problem. In some cases that dissertation must also present its conclusions.
The dissertation, on the other hand, can be a conference, a colloquium or one class. The presentation can be accompanied by audiovisual or graphic resources to reinforce the transmission of knowledge, although oratory is the main element.
For the dissertation to be successful as a communicative process (that is, for the objectives set by the speaker to be met), it is necessary to prepare it correctly. The planning It has to be structured around three questions: for what? (what is the finality), for whom? (who is the target audience) and excuse me? (how you intend to achieve the goal).