The learning objectives for the course as stated in the syllabus are: Identify barriers to dissertation completion and develop strategies to overcome those barriers Design and execute a portion of a detailed project management plan for completing the dissertation Cultivate good writing habits that will help them successfully complete the dissertation and future inquiry projects Obtain sustaining support for the various kinds of support needed to complete a dissertation (e.g. content, process, emotional).he four sections (What you have done, How you have done it, Whats worked, Hasnt worked, What I will do differently) should keep the learning objectives in mind, but not be dependent on them.