How to Write a Thesis Abstract

The examiner’s board, in front of whom, the thesis would have to be defended, generally, do not have enough time to go through the thesis of all the students who shall be defending their work in front of them. A small crux of thesis is therefore provided to them in the form of an abstract so that they can have an idea about the work done by the student and can ask intelligent questions. This is because while working on the thesis paper, the researcher tends to have grown more knowledgeable in the area as compared to the examiners. Preparation of a thesis abstract, however, is a very delicate job and a number of precautions and considerations must be taken into account. This article will discuss how to write a thesis abstract that are examiners like to read.

First of all while preparing an abstract, the researcher must keep in mind that it must not consist of direct quotes, which are lifted from the thesis. The thesis abstract is a summary of the thesis, not showcase to present the researchers command over the language. If the abstract is of descriptive type, writing 100 to 350 words in a well-phrased paragraph is desired. The paragraph should use simple language and avoid jargon as much as possible. If the thesis abstract must be the informative type, the length should be anywhere between 100 -250 words. In an abstract of the informative type, jargon can be used only to an extremely limited extent because avoiding jargon can save a lot of words, which would be wasted in explaining those terms.

Secondly, thesis abstract should focus more on problem and solution discussed in the thesis. The methodology of collection of data is not needed, nor is it needed that the researcher mentions literature reviews. All these things form background information and are generally not required in an abstract. They should only be mentioned as space filler if one is falling short of word limit.

Thirdly, in a thesis abstract the researcher should try to stuff the abstract with keywords. Almost all the research work is stored in electronic form now. The computers need keywords to search for appropriate work. The more keywords a researcher includes in the thesis abstract, the more people will be able to access his work.

Finally, a good thesis abstract can also be used as great introduction or opening section for the actual thesis, provided one or two sentences are changed in such manner that both of them do not look the same. This is how to write an abstract for a thesis that are easy to read an understand, I wish you all the best in your thesis presentation.

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How to write and organise a thesis part 2

10 Discipline and analysis are the two paramount terms you should remember while writing a thesis.

11 Discipline is the term which signifies effective use of evidence in the thesis

12 Analysis interprets evidence in order to support, test, and/or refine a claim

13 Once you have collected all your evidence and indeed you have a pile of it waiting beside you, ask a simple question when should I use particular evidence? Offer evidence which can support your specific stance. Another way is to counter your own argument so that you can present a proven evidence to refute it later on. You can also use a source that are pinned against each other. A clever way to make the readers on your side is to cite the quotations from notable personalities which can support your claim, this way you intend to project that the argument projected has a support of people who are known personalities and have a decorated legacy in the subject.

14 It is paramount to incorporate citations in your thesis, though your entire work should not be a jumble up of the citations but logical assertions which were derived by you in your thesis with the aid of a book or a source should be incorporated to prove the concreteness of your logical assertions for your argument. In simple terms citing a comic book is not only hilarious but also embarrassing but a manuscript that was shown on a documentary on discovery channel or perhaps a book from a renowned author is acceptable.

15 Hypothesis are not welcomed in thesis, hence theories form an essential part of the thesis.

16 Different places and their universities acknowledge the thesis in specific formats which is just the way of writing your thesis hence different thesis may be in versatile sets of formats but the soul is the same.

17 Eventually and the most significant aspect of thesis is that it should be pure and original some thing or an argument which has already been proven will not be entertained.


How to write and organise a thesis part 1

Many students pursuing their higher degrees are striving hard to complete their thesis. I did a lot of research on the subject and came up with the following conclusions. My experiences are derived from writing a BSc Project, an MSc, and a Ph.D. thesis.

1) When initiating with your thesis, try to come up with a strongly arguable point with which people can reasonably disagree and provoke a, “no it cannot be true”. Once your point in the context of your argument is set you have taken the first step in writing a thesis.

2) The thesis was written should be specific and to the point rather more focused on the bull’s eye of the subject that has to be tackled, logically but with rigorous evidence that can make the readers finally change their initial stance.

3) The thesis should be directly supported by the evidence to your conclusions and not your opinion. Remember nobody is interested in your opinion and only solid facts will enable you to emphasize your logical arguments to the critics.

4) Your thesis should be a flow chart which guides your readers through your entire work.

5) While writing a thesis remember and anticipate a counter argument and acknowledge it with logical evidence based answer.

6)  Using vague abstract language in the thesis is strictly prohibited; phrases like “It seems, I believe, in my opinion” have no room. You talk specific and with facts to prove your point.

7) A good thesis should be provocative which can pass so what? or who cares? Test.

From a layman like me who does not hold any kind of degree writing thesis is similar to a lawyer defending his client in the courts of law, in this case, your thesis, with the aid of strong evidence to prove his client not guilty.

9) Like in debate completions, where you anticipate your predecessors to put a counter argument in front of your proposed narrative, and in return reply him with a concrete answer which may be a fact or a proven statistics report. Similarly, in a thesis, you defend your argument with the concrete facts. In a similar fashion can your argument or thesis be completed in the required set of time and space?

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